Cup of Coffee, Russia and that New Year Craziness

Grab a cup of coffee and lets do some thinking’s this morning…

At this time of the year Russians have a week off from the toils of life. The whole country is literally on a holiday. Now of course there are some places open but in general everyone is goofing off. It seems like a wonderful thing to do and I enjoy the opportunity to be able to associate with different people while they have different schedules at this time of the year. But…

No school and no work means the under 30′s are bored and restless. All night parties and that means tons of alcohol and drugs. No one has to get up the next day and everyone who is bored, parties and parties and parties. These parties lead to fights, destruction and mayhem half the time. It gets worse as the week goes on because many are in a week long drunk or drug session that will not end (if ever) until work starts back up again…

Example: Last night there was a massive fight in our buildings foyer and when I walked the dog this morning. The elevator was covered in blood, the foyer was soaked in blood, blood on the walls, blood outside the front door and blood in the snow in the kids playground. It looked like someone was beheaded and ran around like a chicken with its head cut off…

I went and got a trash sack and picked up 20 needles and anyone who follows my blog knows that pisses me off. I despise idiots in Russia as much as the idiots in America, that do needle drugs, much less when they toss the needles in children’s playgrounds. This is normally much more under control but with a week off, nothing to do and friends from out of town. It gets out of hand…

As Sveta says, “Two or three days being off is fine but 10 days is way too much and people do not have enough sense to handle that much time off!” I believe she is correct…

I still have a hard time getting use to a country shutting down. I say things like, Lets go to the store to buy…! Sveta says, They are not open…! I say, Lets go look at…! Sveta says , They are not open…! I say, Lets go take care of business about…! Sveta says, They are not open…! (I think you get the drift.) So I see how there are problems when all you can do is buy food, drugs, alcohol and well that is it…

But I will say that driving around is easy right now. No one goes to work and no one is on the road. Just have plenty of fuel because many petrol stations are closed…

Good I am glad to get that off my chest because it really upsets me to find beer bottles and needles in little children’s playgrounds…

I asked Sveta last night, “What has happened to our younger generations?” She was quiet and was thinking…

I know! I sound just like my dad…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia!


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