I am Anthony E. Savvides. This is my blog.

Reflections & adventures of a writer at heart, a journalist by trade and a waiter by night.

This, again? Sexual harassment, culture shock, blah blah blah. It’s too hot in here.

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Note: this post was written on May 12, about day two in Amman.

Day two brought back memories, too, but bad ones. As soon as I arrived, I started sweating. I plugged in as many fans as I could around the classroom. I knew it would be a long day, I had been through it before.

Dr. Raed Al-Tabini and professor Denis Sullivan introduce the day (and a half) long orientation to SIT and Amman. Someone, please wake me up from this nightmare.

I sat through orientation at SIT, and it was just as dry and drab as last year. Joe and I kept darting looks at each other. The staff went through what to expect, culture shock, what was proper behavior and what was not, sexual harassment, this list goes on and on and on.

I don’t think I blogged about it last year, and for good reason. Mind-numbing. Painful, really, especially the second time around. It was almost over, I kept telling myself. In reality, though, I couldn’t believe I was sitting through it again. Shouldn’t Joe and I have gotten to sit this one out? I guess not.

Well, all I can say is, at least the day was broken up by a nice lunch in Abdoun Circle. At the same restaurant as last year, no surprise. The food really is tasty, though, so no complaints from me.


Written by AESavvides

May 26, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Posted in Our travels in Jordan

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