Friday, October 19, 2007

Study Hard and Play...Safe?

There's nothing like going to a school that truly cares. When we first visited the campus for orientation, we were given free, decent quality backpacks. Pretty sweet. During the first few weeks of school, we were also bestowed with "trapper keepers" and class catalogues. Not bad. But today was definitely the winner. An eager group of be-mulleted students were enthusiastically handing out bright yellow plastic bags emblazoned with the words "Welcome Pack" in English. A particularly dred-locked guy thrust one at me as I exited the train.
Free stuff? Sure, why not.

I had some time to kill before class, so I sat down to see what awaited me in the bag of, um, goodies...

First up, Red Bull and a Kellogg's granola bar. Nice.
Food and drink always work for me.
Next, a strange jar of "ensaladilla," apparently some sort of sandwich spread of tuna, olives, carrots, hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, and 'guisantes,' which I'm assuming are peas.
Although, it concerns me that the word 'guisante' is so dangerously close to 'gusano,' and after opening the bottle, I wouldn't be surprised if it were a typo. What makes the below picture even better: the brown stuff was spongy to the touch. Take that as you will.Then after reviewing a brochure for a Mexican bar (featuring "aguacate gratis!") and a foldable cell phone holder from Banco Sabadell, I pulled out a 'Cristal Gel' pen. Oooo. Just in case I try to fit some homework in between all the tacos and chatting. Or something. Also included: a lighter so I can actually facilitate needs every time a guy asks me for a light (uh, not) and a card for something rather scandalous (no sarcasm there).At this point, I assumed I had emptied the treasure trove,
but just as I thought the fun had ended, out came this:A pamphlet offering a chance to win a vacation to the Caribbean accompanied by none other than...a four-pack of condoms. Huh.

Now I can officially reassure my parents. Oh, don't worry, Mami, we're all just here in Spain studying a little and...ehh, staying "safe."

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Uhhhhh....

4 comments:

grace said...

HAHAHAha. nice.

Emily said...

ahahaha. this literally made me laugh out loud. miss you two!

Tim said...

dahh it looks pretty over there.
trapper keepers hahah. when my ap spanish teacher said take out your trapper keepers back in jr yr i was like uhh what the hell is sra price sayingg. luckkyyy. i want ucsd to give me candy. on a sidenote, class is cancelled today cuz of the fatty fires in SD. Theres so many fires in socal right now, its like socal is exploding.

Jon said...

haahahah the condoms..wow