I thought we could take a little time and share some funny perspectives of missionary kids by starting our own, "You Might Be An MK If. . ."! From one MK to another, I know you will enjoy these! These first few were submitted by Paula Dennis Townsley, former MK to Japan! Of course, I know there will be many more added - so I look forward to many more posts just like this one!! Enjoy. . .
You Might Be An MK If. . .
. . .eating spaghetti with chopsticks is easier than using a fork and spoon.
. . .you won't eat Uncle Ben's rice, because it doesn't stick together.
. . .you have to explain the difference between, "The cow is ON the field" versus "The cow is IN the field".
. . .you take a shower before taking a bath
. . .you call senior missionaries grandma and grandpa.
. . .the message on your answering machine is in two languages.
. . .you move into a new neighborhood and you take a gift to all your neighbors houses.
. . .earthquakes seem normal.
. . .your Mom sends you out to sweep the street in front of your house.
. . .you pull into a gas station and expect people to run out screaming, "Welcome"!
. . .you consider parasites, dysentery and tropical diseases to be appropriate dinner conversation.
. . .you tell people what certain gestures mean in different parts of the world.
. . .you have to stop in the middle of an argument to find the translation of the word you just used.
. . .you calculate exchange rates by the price of Coke.