Capitalism

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Someone asked last week what Missouri is like.   I think this pretty much sums it up outside the major cities - the Ozarks being an area in the southern part of Missouri.  And before you think I'm joking, while the age of marriage is nominally 18 remember that ~27 states in the US have no lower age limit on marriage where the parents/guardians or a court agree to it. This is a train-wreck-fascinating look at it with some numbers that might surprise you.

Basically, outside the major cities, the entire country really is pretty much living in the Dark Ages socially.
Viv & Rik

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That embarrassing moment when you discover your passport has expired. Thanks NZ and your shitty 5 year limit last time I renewed it. Conversely, thanks NZ and your surprisingly good online renewal system.
Viv & Rik

Who knew...

That accidentally rubbing BBQ sauce into your eye is outstandingly painful? It also has the odd effect of causing you be able to smell the damn stuff for the next ~24 hours.
Viv & Rik

So you go to the doctor...

And it's a tad discouraging when they call you back in and they start the conversation with, "We're a little surprised you're not dead already, but..."

Ya might want to work on those interpersonal skills, guys. :-)