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  •  I remember once making a phone call (4+ / 0-)
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    to my mom from Switzerland.  I was off by myself, and I called her just after lunch.  She had just woken up, hadn't had her coffee and mistakenly thought I was out alone in the wee hours of the night.  Of course, she promptly freaked out and screamed at me to go back to my hotel.

    Later I found out that she called my uncle in a lather.  He asked where I was calling from, and when she told him he laughed.  "Switzerland?  She could walk stark naked down the middle of the street at 2AM local time and no one would harm her.  Safest country in the world."

    This happened during the same summer when two local high school girls were found raped, murdered and mutilated in a wooded area not far from a local beach.  The culprit turned out to be a sheriff's deputy from a neighboring county.

    "Fighting Fascism is Always Cool." -- Amsterdam Weekly, v3, n18 (-8.50, -7.23)

    by Noor B on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 12:51:17 PM PDT

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