Today we are finishing the request list we have from our family, so we headed for the Grand Bazaar. After walking around and not finding what we needed Mr BR left me at a corner and went looking on his own. He often does this because he can walk so much faster than I can.
In a few minutes a kind shop keeper brought out a small chair so I could sit. After looking around for ten minutes I became bored so I pulled out my Kindle. I just keep it in my purse as I am often left behind while Mr. BR scouts out the territory.
Almost immediately my shop keeper came to look at it and ask if it was a computer. I tried to explain what it was, but my Turkish and his English made it impossible. However, we were attracting people like a magnet. Soon someone arrived who spoke great English so I explained the concept. There were lots of admiring comments, and a bit of disappointment when I had to tell them that the technology is not available in Turkey yet.
Almost instantly, however, the people started to comment on what a great idea it is because it saves paper, which saves trees, which is better for the environment. I had a discussion of environmental ethics in the Grand Bazaar.
The best part of this experience was that when Mr BR returned he found me surrounded by young, handsome Turkish men. I tried to convince him they were attracted by my physical charms, but he figured out quickly that it was technology curiosity.