Submitted by Lee Crawfurd. Follow: @rovingbandit or Roving Bandit
sweet aid worker vest, George
Expat aid workers love being smart-asses. Part of being a smart-ass is looking down on anyone who has the audacity to attempt any kind of ill-conceived commentary on the place we are currently holed up in. This includes celebrities.
“Hah! What does Ben Affleck know about the root causes of the conflict here in Zambekistan?”
Meeting such celebrities in the flesh when they are here on mission does little to hinder our critical faculties. We don’t get starstruck. We are hardened aid workers. But we’ll play along and pretend like we are excited. In an ironic way. And giddily show off the photos to all our friends. In an ironic way….