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patriotic expatriots

Proud Patriot, Marietta, Ohio © Jim Korpi

Conversations with Expatriots Abroad:

“You should get busy having kids here. Have a few. Maids are cheap.”

“In Spain if my washing machine breaks I call the repair man and he says he will come fix it on Friday. Friday is a week a way. I have clothes to clean. Here (Saudi) if my machine breaks down I call the compound office and they send a maintenance man to come fix it 10 minutes later.”

“In Saudi you have time. In places like the U.S. you have so many things to grab your attention. Here there are few distractions. You have so much time.”

“When I go to a place like China woman look at me. I’m a 50-year-old guy from Canada. In Canada finding a 50-year-old woman who will give me attention is impossible. Never mind some good sex. Sure, in these places the woman are in it for the money, but I know that. I understand it. We both know what we are getting into, so isn’t it OK? All I want is to feel like I’m desired.”

“In the UK both my wife and I were working but we couldn’t save. We wanted to buy a house in Spain, so we came here (Saudi) to save money. I haven’t been able to save a bit since arriving.”

“The children love the compound. It’s like a neighborhood back home: kids running everywhere, stores, bars, a gym… everything you need.”