My Blog Worthy Day
So today was a very interesting one, and I figured it was worth sharing. After my class I went to work out at the new gym on the UPC campus. Not knowing that bringing a towel was required, I was running on the treadmill for about 20 minutes(at a fast pace, of course) and the lady at the front desk came over and told me “no, you can’t workout unless you bring a towel”(but in Spanish) she then reaches over and hits the emergency stop button and I jolt forward because it was really unexpected… and rude! So needless to say I was not happy after that. So I walked to my house only to find out that nobody was home and I was locked out once again, which put another damper on my day. I was sitting outside my door for a good 20 minutes until my next door neighbor came out to water her lawn and flowers. She saw me and asked if I wanted to sit in her house while I waited for my host family to return. And I thought, “Okay, I’m in a foreign country, I don’t know this woman, it would probably be smart if I waited outside.”So I went inside her house. Her house was ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS and the lady was really sweet and she immediately went to work, making me a sandwich and fresh lemonade. She asked me the usual, “Where are you from? How long are you here for? What are you studying? How do you like Peru?” She then asked me if there was anything I needed. I said no, but honestly I could have gone for a nice hot shower, since I was sweaty from my short run/walk home and I felt bad for sitting on her expensive-looking furniture. After a while of hanging out and talking to Alicia(ahh-lee-see-ah) she called my house to see if anybody was home so that I could return. Which my host brother was, thankfully. Alicia then told me that if I ever get locked out again, I can come over and hang out. How nice of her! I can’t imagine opening my home up for a stranger to come and hang around in the house. She even went out of her way to make me feel comfortable and serve me food. It really made my day so much better! There needs to be more people like her in the world. End of story.