Tuesday, May 18, 2010

'Beauty Scho....' I'm mean 'Peace Corps Dropout'

Our group started with 18 people. 10 Rural Economic Development (RED); 8 Municipal Services Development (Muni)

Recently we lost our 5th member of the RED group; Munis are still holding strong. So we're down to 13.

I was pondering this and the song 'Beauty School Dropout' from Grease popped into my head.

And so I present this rendition to you in honor of my former companions.

Your story sad to tell,
A twenty-something ne'er do well,
Most mixed up non-delinquent on the cuadra!
Your future's so unclear now,
What's left of your career now?
Can't even get a trade in on your smile!

Angels: (La lalala lalala lalala...)

Peace Corps dropout,
No readjustment allowance for you.
Peace Corps dropout,
Missed your IST and flunked cutting bamboo!
Well at least you could have taken time, to wash and clean
your clothes up,
After spending all that Guarani to have your vecino fix your baño up!

Baby get moving (Baby get movin),
Why keep your feeble hopes alive?
What are you proving (What are you provin)?
You've got the dream but not the drive.

If you ET, you could join the grad pool

Cash in on your airline ticket and go back to studying at the school!

Peace Corps dropout (Peace Corps dropout),
Hanging around the chipa store.
Peace Corps dropout (Peace Corps dropout),
It's about time you knew the score.

Well they couldn't teach you anything,
You think you're such a trail blazer,
But no Paraguayan would go to you unless he was a drunkard!

Baby don't sweat it (Don't sweat it),
You're not cut out to hold the job.
Better forget it (Forget it),
Who wants their Mapa mundial done by a slob?

Now your bangs are curled, your lashes whirled, but still the
world is cruel.
Wipe off that angel face and go back to grad school!

Baby don't blow it,
Don't put my good advice to shame.
Baby you know it,
Even Dear Abby'd say the same!

Now I've called the shot, get off the block, I really gotta fly!
Gotta be going to that, Caña shop, in the sky!

Peace Corps dropout (Peace Corps dropout)
Go back to grad school
Peace Corps dropout (Peace Corps dropout)
Go back to grad school
Peace Corps dropout (Peace Corps dropout)
Go back to grad school....

2 comments:

Kathy said...

Funny!

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