Monday, March 7, 2011

The Next Time You Make Fish Head Soup...

...count the fish heads before and after serving.

The daughter of some friends is spending a term studying in Ghana, Africa, and writing occasional blog posts about her adventures. Anna has a heart for people, a yearning for justice, and a great sense of adventure. One little story in a longer, serious post tickled my funny bone and showed Anna's terrific ingenuity in exercising gracious discretion during a homestay.

Imagine you're visiting a private home in a far-away country. Although you are a vegetarian, your hosts serve a soup made with... fish heads. What would you do?

You can check out Anna's blog here. Then you'll understand why you might want to count your fish heads.


Sandra said...

Boy, I really admire her sense of adventure. I'm pretty good at eating what is put before me ... here! But I'm not sure I'd be able to eat as she did. Sounds like she is having a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Katharine said...

I agree, Sandra. Anna is one tough cookie!