I should start a blog called “Shit my 60 year old roommate says.”
She’s a grand lady of Soviet Union times. Here’s a sampler:
"No one here takes baths. It’s no wonder everyone in this country is psychotic." -on sucky bathtubs and American shower culture and the fact that baths make everything better.
"I was walking along and I see this lady, my age. She has this really nice, expensive coat on, and then I see her hat with kitty ears and eyes and whiskers! What kind of country is this? Back home they’d have taken her to an institution!" -on American lack of shit about dress codes.
"It’s strange. Back home [Belarus] I was a vice-president of a company, I had a nice apartment, an expensive car, and plenty of money. And I was so depressed, I was just waiting to die. Now, I wash floors for living and I’m happier than I’ve ever been, I’m making plans for the future like I’m going to live forever. It’s so strange."