Clean Up Your Shit Pretty Girls
We are at the Garden Village Resort in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Our neighbors have moved out. What a poor testament to human decency. The girls next door left the room an embarrassingly disgusting pig stye. No one needs to clean up your shit pretty girls! Seriously? Who do you think you are? You are those types of snobs who sweep by a place and, from the kindness of your hearts, say ‘hello’ to the little people in your domain. You are probably also the type who think that it’s the maid’s job to clean, so why put forth any effort in being considerate, right? It’s her job.
Oh, people like that don’t just urk me, they infuriate me. If your momma was a maid, your attitude would be a bit different. Or, actually, maybe not. Puke (however you spell that. I mean ‘throw up’) not at all, at all at pretty girls. If you’re pretty, power to you, enjoy and and use your good looks to bring light unto others, and more fun to your life. But being pretty does not give you the right to be any less human, ON THE INSIDE.
I think the video will shock you. It shocked me! These are backpackers, not wild boars.
We talk a lot about what the world teaches us and our children as we travel. We’ve talked about really embarrassing sex education (watch the video and see how I turn 6 shades of red!). We’ve talked about what a sucky job we did in teaching our kids about finances. We’ve talked about how kids are supposed to be dirty and injured, and about how we teach them about death and about poverty (one of my favorite posts of all time. You’ll love it!)
All really profound lessons. This one at first, just made me mad; now, I see the immense value behind it. Upon reflection, I’ve gotten really clear on this one.
Travel, see the world, interact with others with the utmost respect. Be a decent human being, at home and away. Be a decent human being.
And so, I bow to our lazy, stuck-up neighbors for giving us the opportunity to learn WHAT NOT TO BE, HOW NOT TO ACT… also, noble lessons of the road. I take their disgusting attitude and their rudeness as a lovely lesson for my children, and for me to be considerate of others, to clean up after ourselves, to always be sure that after you are gone- that more light has remained behind you. To know that you can reenter any relationship/place/establishment you have visited, again, with pride. To know that being a good traveler is being a decent human being, one who respects those around him, even those he will never see again; and, yes, even those whose jobs are to clean up after you.
Where have you learned lessons of the road through travel? What ‘bad examples’ have you seen can be used as a springboard, reminding you who you do want to be? We’ve learned about sexuality, alcohol abuse, and more on the road. Great, great, great uncensored education. What life messages have you seen here?
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