Monday, October 15, 2012

Hustling Roma


Just about wheels up in Rome. After ~3 days here, I am struck by the hustle of people living here. In the midst of an economic crisis, I encountered plenty of Romans taking pride in their work, and plotting how to get to a better place.

The cab driver on the way to the airport told us of the pain of growing up in the boom, and now be unable to maintain the standards he is used to. In March he plans to move to Canada for a job in the oil industry.

The waiter at dinner carefully guided all the guests through the menu, and seemed genuinely concerned everyone enjoy fine Roman food.

The examples go on, and it is this which seems to give hope for improvements to come. Until then, fingers crossed this country manages to halt its perpetual decline.

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