Yeah, yeah...if he was Japanese, he'd have a yen for something to eat. If he were Korean, he'd be won tough cookie. In Iraq, you could invite him over for some dinar. But in Brazil, he'd have to keep it real.
It was sad to read that despite his family's efforts to alter his behavior, deep down inside he just couldn't make the change. Too bad he cashed in.
But the interesting thing is that the article mentions previous hospital visits and extractions of coins. If he had stomach problems in the past and they pulled coins out, didn't anyone think to X-ray him? Glad I don't belong to his HMO!
[ This Message was edited by: expatriate on 2004-02-28 15:59 ]
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....