So until next week I will be in Rabat for some sort of Dog and Pony show for Fulbright students. So I went to Maarif and thought I’d buy some shoes. I asked if they had a size 44, and in each store I got a different response. One guy just said no. The second guy laughed. The third guy gave my feet a startled stare. The fourth guy said “They don’t make these shoes in that size. Excuse me. They don’t make any shoes in that size.”
Anyway. I think I’m going to go fill myself with beer to celebrate my vein-dilating anger at the fact that Moroccans apparently have never seen a size 12 shoe before.