Ethiopian Airlines

I got an email from Ethiopian Airlines today. I know what you are thinking, because I thought it too... Ethiopia has an airline? When you were a kid and you didn't want to finish your dinner, didn't your mom say, " There are starving children in Ethiopia that would be grateful for this food."? Didn't those comments paint a picture of what Ethiopia must be like? A poverty-stricken, third world country? I had those same thoughts (judgements) when some friends wanted to go out to an Ethiopian restaurant in NYC. We joked that we didn't know Ethiopia even had food to call their own. So thoughtless! BTW, the food was delicious (going in)! It was basically a large platter with several different hummus-like pastes you ate with pita. All vegan.  Pat and I both had the hershey squirts for a few days after.

Anyway, I learned from my email that Ethiopian Olympian, Derartu Tulu, became the first woman from Ethiopia to win the New York City Marathon when she crossed the finish line with a time of 2 hours, 28 minutes and 52 seconds. Wow and wow.

1 comment:

Alana said...

yay for the hershey squirts! and i totally have always had that same image of ethiopia stuck in my mind.