Friday, December 14, 2012

Sometimes it's the little things

Our new Congolese friends happened to see Emily's camo hat that she wears for the Civil Air Patrol, similar to the one pictured in this post.

They were surprised that we had a hat like this around. They told us that in Burundi, where they have been living for the past ten years, that if you wore a hat like this, you would be arrested.

I suppose that is because of all the problems that militias have caused and all the wars and deaths that East Africa has seen in the recent past.

We told them that here in America you were free to wear whatever you wanted. We did try to explain to them how ridiculous and suspicious they would look if they were in a full camo suit at the supermaket, but that they could wear it if they wanted. We have no laws dictating what we wear.

Sometimes it is the little things that make you glad you are in America!

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