The following conversation just took place in my home:
A: Which cultures seem the most foreign to you?
B: Probably the ones in which punishment for petty theft is getting your hand cut off, or if a man is convicted of a crime, part of his sentence is the gang rape of his daughter, barbaric things like that…
A: Makes sense.
B: Then again, certain cultural practices in our own country are very foreign to me, like the idea of purity balls and pledging to ones parents to maintain virginity.
A: Or the Kardashians.
B: Yes, that too.
A: Did you hear about the Kardashian’s episode —
B: (disdainful stare)
A: Yes, not a good way to start a sentence… where the sisters smelled one another’s lady parts?
B: (even more disdainful stare)
A: Yes, exactly.