Our American roommate is returning to the states in a few days, so we're interviewing for a new roommate. So far, a few people have stopped by:
Nick: an American who just arrived and is working in Cairo for a year. He called a few days ago to tell us he’s found something already.
Norveen: an Iranian lady who’s lived in Cairo for many years, but David already disqualified her because she’s the modern incarnation of Helen of Troy. She would be too great a distraction.
Carlo: an Italian who works in cement. A bit suspicious? Although, perhaps, he might have access to some Italian women.
It's down to Carlo and a Swedish man who's coming by in 2 days. Perhaps the Swede might have access to some Swedish women? David tells me that most Swedish women are lesbians. A Belgian came by today. He is a young fellow of perhaps 22, and fresh out of school. With six languages under his belt, he's now shooting for #7 with Arabic. He had a strange handshake; he pumped David's hand like it was a water pump. And he seemed very serious. I asked him if he brought any beer or chocolates. He had none. David and I both decided that he's out of contention.