Unformatted text preview: waste my time, for I am wasting great earning potential. 3. I approached my friend Merih, a foreign exchange student form Turkey, and asked her what she had noticed about Americans approach to time in relation to that of the Turkish. She described the intense rush in which Americans as a whole scurry to complete tasks, and the brevity with which people take to experience surroundings. Instead of strolling to class, Americans have perfected the speed walk, avoiding casual conversation with acquaintances, and leaving little time for leisure. She also related the downtown scene of Binghamton to her home city of Istanbul. An unfair comparison I might add for the severe differences between the two cities, but even the curfew of both locations. Binghamton bars and night clubs close up shop by 3 a.m. which Turkish discos rage on through breakfast....
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- Spring '08
- Istanbul, Student exchange program, Alissa Chanin ANTH, siren -school buses, -free phone calls