Daily Archives: 2003-10-01

Bus ride banter – Eilat, Israel

The bus left at 1230am and I found myself seated next to a Israeli soldier who was tucking his gun into the handle of the seat in front of him. We chatted for awhile and I discovered he was from a town called Carmel. Haha. I asked him if he knew why the bus driver and some of the surrounding passengers had laughed at me when I said my name was Carmella. He told me this may be because my name is an Iraqi name.
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