I met a group of ten people from Greenville, South Carolina, my home town, yesterday. They were here on a cruise ship. The kids went to Eastside High School, my alma mater, and they live off of Pelham Road. They were asking me stupid questions, and of course the first one was, “Who you hiding from here”, and “Are you running from something”? Typical hick response I get all the time. So after asking me a bunch of questions, I asked them, “So what is it in South Carolina this summer that is going to kill everybody”? ( being sarcastic of course). They immediately all shouted out at once, “Ziki virus”, in their southerly twang, “We are scared to death of Ziki”, they told me. I then said, “Well last year is was Ebola, the year before that SARS, the year before that West Nile virus, the year before that killer bees”. They just kind of looked at me with a glazed look over their eyes, I was completely over their heads. They did not get what I was saying. Oh, my hometown, full of rubes..
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina