Thursday, November 13, 2003

Buying Jeans in the Promised Land. On a lighter note, I've discovered that buying jeans in Israel is something of an adventure. Apparently, all jeans in this country are sold according to waist size, they are all a uniform length, which is, to put it mildly, long. What this means in practicality is a) when you try the things on everything looks like shit, since everything's too long, so its basically impossible to choose anything and b) you have to have everything shortened, which means waiting a few days and paying more money. Forgive if this sounds whiny, but its one of those things that you just assume would be very commensensical to have but for some reason Israelis don't think they need it, like shower curtains, bathtubs and televisions you don't have to pay taxes for. (Anyone who's been here knows what I mean, the lack of bathtubs is particularly egregious, you have to dry the bathroom floor evertime with a cross between a mop and a squeegee.) Ok, I'm done now. But really, its a great country, come, spend money. They have showers in nice hotels, I swear...


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