I realized this point when a young Italian boy got into my cab back when I was a taxi driver for about 2 1/2 years when I went back to school trying to get into Tech.

He told me that he would go out to clubs and that these American women would throw themselves at him, barely knowing him, which made him want to cry in private because back home, women know their value and don't treat themselves as something disposable to be used. That got to me, and as someone who is pretty conservative on this topic himself, it's kind of always been the awkward preamble to relationships here.

In turn, I've forced myself to only court someone and if I bring them around enough times for my community (and likewise forthem) to have an opinion, do I even consider dating them. It has served me well, let me tell you lol

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A Clay Lamb

A Clay Lamb

I like speaking the truth even though it gets me into trouble.