No, I haven’t found that special Paraguayan
No, I don’t have someone waiting for me in the States either
My answer shouldn’t come as a surprise
Because it’s the same as yesterday’s response
Does this topic really require daily discussion?
This is my excuse:
Clearly an excuse is necessary…who knew?
As if living in a foreign country for two years isn’t enough.
I’m not looking for one…
I don’t have time, I’m busy
I have things to do and I’m in Paraguay to work
I can’t bring a Paraguayan back to the States (unless he can support himself)
No, there’s no rule against it (that would be stupid)
Oh, I’m hopeful, but I’m not waiting
Well, since we’ve had this convo so many times
Your responses are of little surprise:
The man’s the one whose supposed to look and you’re pretty
But come on, you could just bring him home a few hours
Love is powerful
No rule against it? Well then…(insert critical look)
Are you really saying these things to me?
The inevitable conclusion:
It’s not that I’m against them, back off a bit would you?
You make it seem like without one I’ll drop dead
Which, is beyond annoying.
Yes, of course, if the perfect man crosses my path
Things would be different
Dear Paraguay, what I didn’t tell you:
Sure, I’d be happy to have a boyfriend
But, I’m not pining away
Feeling worthless or pointless because I don’t have one
I have nothing against Paraguayans
They are actually a pretty attractive people
But the thing is this…
I’m leaving in 2 years, tops 3
And I’m looking at 8-9 years of studying when I get back
Having kids is not on my agenda right now
No way in hell am I doing all the cooking and cleaning
Aggressiveness, catcalls, and any comments about my body
Are rude and a huge turn off
I don’t understand enough Guaraní and my first language is English
More important than anything is a good conversation
So, if you’re insistent on pairing me with a Paraguayan
Find someone who can work with all those things
Who isn’t dating or married, doesn’t have kids and has his teeth
And is genuinely a “good” person and someone I enjoy
Find someone who fits that bill
Then we can start a real discussion about dating.