“Sargent Shriver said early on, ‘there is no perfect Volunteer, unless you believe in the hazy concept of a perfect American.’”
Well, he was wrong. I was the perfect volunteer (Russian Far East, 1996-98). I drank lots of imported beer and yet still managed to teach some English to people only marginally interested in learning it.
I only got into two vodka episodes, which created no problems.
I’m still friends with some of my russki druzhia.
How can anyone top this?
–Ivan Makaffertov