Monday, September 7

Meta being curious again.

1. Is there a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's or some other "chain" health food store in your city or a nearby large city? Or just farmer's markets, small specialty stores owned individually, and carnicerias/butchers if you don't want to go to a supermarket and buy mostly processed food?

2. How would you rate the 'Machismo' level of the men in your country (in the dominant culture, not in small ethnic minorities)? 1 to 10... 10 being the most obnoxious.

3. Is telephone, mobile phone, television, and internet access where you live generally very reliable, somewhat reliable, just ok, not very reliable, or terrible? Do most people/families have all four of these services or are some considered more of a luxury that an average working family might not have?

4. How many languages would you say the average URBAN working person in your country understands and speaks well enough to communicate most ideas in, even if it's with a strong accent and incomplete mastery? Count the primary language as one, and add each additional language that you feel is commonly spoken (say, English or French if that is not the primary language). For example, many Swiss, depending on the city they live in, might be fairly fluent in German, French, Italian, and English.

5. Last question. Do you feel the medical care in your country (regardless of its availability and cost) is state-of-the-art, a little behind the most modern countries but still very good, just average, below average compared to many modern countries, or is actually awful and you try to avoid it when possible?


billybytedoc said...

1. All of those.

2. Depends on whether you consider "Machismo" good or bad.

3. Phone, TV, Internet - Very
Cell Phone - Somewhat

4. Natives - Mostly one.
Recent arrivals - at least two.

5. It is state-of-the-art if you can afford it.

Hans said...

I live in an igloo right next door to the North Pole. We have a Trader named Joe, but he's not too healthy. Supermarket??

I don't know Macho, but I know Eskimo.

Satellite everything except during the Borealis. Then it's very bad.

Urban? No urban here except one building is urbanish. They have supplies for chipping ice, a little food, and a tree inside so we can remember the color Green.

Medical care? Only Lava soap and old rags if you can get them flown in.

Metamatician said...

I think someone's messin' with me...

Metamatician said...

Any non-Americans to answer this one? Real non-Americans? :)

Anonymous said...

I will, probably today, I try. :)

Mandula said...

Ohh it was me. :)

Metamatician said...


Metamatician said...

Great... no foreigners answered this one. Oh well.

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