I Do Need A Tractor

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

You know those green bins all over the place where you can donate used clothes? I always thought those clothes ended up on the racks at Village Discount, but now I think they might end up in Guatemala. Many of the villagers wore random American shirts along with blue jeans and a baseball cap.

Most of the shirts were pretty innocuous. Often they were from American universities, and there were quite a few with American action movie stars (Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mel Gibson, Sylvester Stallone…)

There was one shirt, however, that stood out. Manuel’s:

After working with him for several days, some of us wondered whether it was mean for us to be talking and joking about his shirt when he didn’t know what it meant.

Brad: I think he does know what it means… and I think it’s true.

UPDATE: It turns out those green bins are a little shady. So are the red ones, although less so. Both do indeed sell clothing to third-world countries.

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