Poor By Choice
Shelley had accumulated quite a bit of medical supplies we were hoping to donate to the nurse who travels to the little village next to us (every 8 days - the sole medical support the village enjoys). We were going to ship them to our lawyer, but:
Waste of medical supplies in the US in enormous. A surgical tray will be opened, for example, and only one or two items might be used. The rest cannot be used, so they are discarded. They could be donated for use in another country.
The hospital that Shelley is currently working for was intrigued by this possibility, and even suggested the establishment of some kind of relationship, with pictures, etc. The desire to help others is strongly ingrained in the American psyche.
Just like the guys who were bringing down sports items for the kids, that's the end of that . . .and this. The Nicaraguan government certainly has the right to confiscate donations to their "subjects". And I have the right to stab myself in the eye with a fork. I don't know which makes less sense.