Tonight's taxi ride, an eight-minute drive, still has me laughing.
It's slightly PG-11, so you may stop reading if desired.....
First, I got this $2 taxi ride for $1.50 because I bargained him down and did my, "I'm a pitiful but cute gringa and don't make much money as teacher" face. He agreed to my terms, mainly because of the protruding lower lip. Then, within that eight-minute time frame, we progressed from me living here in Cuenca, me not having a cuencano boyfriend, how jealous/possessive Latino men can be, him finding out that I'm not having sex with boys here in Cuenca, me being a virgin because of my faith & for other logical reasons that I strongly believe in, him being shocked and almost speechless by this fact, and finally me being congratulated for being a virgin. End of ride. To describe this conversation, the word "progression" would be an understatement.
Thank you, South America, once again for the laugh.