You know you’re a gringa living in the Peruvian campo when:
Part of your job description is to “accustumbrar a las ratas” (get used to having rats around)
You haven’t bathed in a week, changed your clothes in five days, brushed your teeth in three days and you’re still considered the best looking thing in town.
It’s a good day when you remember to brush your teeth and you don’t have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
Fats and sugars have switched places with fruits and vegetables on the food pyramid.
There is a church service every night of the week.
Taking a shower rates right up there with gouging your eyes out with a spoon.
A mosquito net is used less for mosquitoes and more for large things that could drop on you while you are sleeping.
Walking the length of your town takes less time than walking across your University campus.
You now eat animals regarded as domestic pets in the United States.
Even though you’re well into your 20’s someone else now cooks for you, washes your clothes, and yes, even dresses you.
You carry around a key bigger than your wallet.
A little humor for you.