NOT what every woman wants to hear
Today I was walking around the city center when a homeless man started catcalling me saying “Que barbie botella tan linda.” For those of you who don’t speak Spanish, this means “What a pretty bottle barbie.” I don’t know what a bottle barbie is, but I was feeling pretty flattered; I thought maybe he was complimenting my hip/waist ratio. Anyway, he repeated his compliment several times (yelling louder and louder as I walked away), which allowed me — and the one million people around me — to figure out that he wasn’t saying barbie botella, but barbie Botero. As in Botero, the Colombian artist who only paints ridiculously fat people.
Apparently, this is what I look like to men.
Dispite the insult, it’s nice to know that even Colombians in the worst economic conditions are in touch with modern art.
Categories: Bogota, Colombia, Colombian culture