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It occurs to me I missed out on an interesting career, as a professional temptress,
testing the chastity of celibate monks in eastern monasteries! :D
It is always useful to be well informed about the regional and cultural habits and customs - even in our "occidental culture" in Europe and North America, there are said to be so many cultural differences.

I once heard a bad joke about an airline, which was hiring stewardesses and stewards for flights to Arabian and North African states. So, the personnel manager once had job interviews with female applicants, which were similar like this one:
"As you may know, we pay more than most other airlines because this job is more risky.
Point 1: There are sometimes wars and rebellions in the destination countries.
Point 2 and 3: On some airports in the desert, we have no ground personnel to check the machines, so the planes are not so very good and - hopefully not - but there might be emergency landings in the desert like in the movie which is currently in the cinemas ...
... so you might be the only woman on a flight with an emergency landing in the desert on a plane with about 10 European and American engineers on their way to an oil drilling station in Arabia.
So, what do you say about your possible job?"

Usual answers of the female applicants:
The US-stewardess: "No, I am sorry, I would rather kill myself before I take this job!"
The British stewardess: "Hm, I will think it over for some moments but I think I will take this job because I read a lot about Lawrence of Arabia and how he survived in the desert."
The German stewardess: "Well, life is always a kind of war and I take this job!"
The French stewardess: "What exactly is the problem with 'Point 3'?"
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Sorry for jumping on the bandwagon so late folks, I had - culpably - overlooked this thread. It's nice to discover that there are so many music lovers on CF.
I am a piano player and long time Bach enthusiast.

This is one of my favorite pieces, the Prelude in B flat minor from the first Book of the Well Tempered Clavier. Confronted with other pianists, Glenn Gould plays it at a slower tempo that I find just perfect for the story that it tells.

Another amazing piece by Bach is from a work that I inmagine has been already cited on this board, being it from one of the Master's most celebrated ones, the Saint Matthew's Passion.

"Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben", or " My Savior wants to die out of love "

The original is for soprano, there are also very good interpretations by famous and less famous performers.
Here, a nice instrumental version, there are also transcriptions for piano solo.

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