Today on her ride home from work, Jodie was talking on the phone in English. After she hung up, the taxi driver asked her where she was from, and Jodie replied, "Israel."
"Oh, I'm Palestinian," he said. "From Jordan."
"I've been to Jordan," Jodie said. "I really liked visiting Petra."
The Palestinian driver told Jodie that he had come to Bulgaria to study 30 years ago. He had studied chemical engineering and ended up staying, and today he drove a taxi.
Jodie and the taxi driver agreed on something right away. Politics gets in the way of everything.