At a family bbq, one of my bil's acted shocked that I would be traveling alone (exceting baby) to Chevak. BIL: "Have you ever been to Yupik Alaska?" (Me: No). BIL: "Aren't they sending you with somebody who's been there before?" Me: "No, I'm a big girl & I know how to do my job and i'm not exactly in experienced in working with folks of different cultures."
Am I missing something huge here? I am familiar w/ physical realities of village life (running water/plumbing issues, limited housing etc). I'm referring to cultural issues. I was pretty ticked at him - but there were other things going on that night.
On a somewhat related vent: I was in Delta Junction & Glennallen last week of April. Delta went really well. Glennallen - so so. But I had encounters w/ 2 people that...
. Let's just say, I don't think I have ever been treated so rudely in my professional life. To get treated this way 2 days in a row was just astounding. i had some really good encounters - but it is sad how much bad behavior can over-shadow good, normal, happy people. Unfortunately, after the 2nd one I told DH - "Just drive, I want to leave this place." I don't think i've ever felt that way about a place. I feel sad that my impression of a town is now unfairly jaded - but it is how I feel, fair or not.