Monday, October 25, 2004

a quickie

I remember once being asked (by a church member in Northern Virginia) whether South Korea had running water. I should have said, “No; they wait for the rainy season, then rush out in crowds to shake the collected water out of tree branches. The water falls onto the ground; they get down on hands and knees and stuff fistfuls of dirt into their mouths in a desperate attempt to claim the precious moisture before it recedes into the water table. Only the fastest dirt-eaters survive through the ensuing drought.”

The above with a straight face, of course. Stupid answers for stupid questions.

[The above is recycled from a comment I left at Daehee's blog.]


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