It’s not personal, it’s just business!

Hi Readers, today I want to talk to someone who plays a major part in the book ‘Blood Borne Connections’. She is referred to as the lady with blonde hair and a big hat. She is beautiful to look at and when she first turned up at the orphanage in Czechoslovakia some of the children thought that she was a model from an American magazine.

Interviewer: Hello, I know you want to keep your identity a secret so how would you like me to address you?

Blonde Lady: Hi there, you can call me Blondie if you like. 

Interviewer: Blondie huh, . . . okay Blondie it is. So Blondie, you’re American, why did you decide to travel to Czechoslovakia?

Blonde Lady smiles coldly: I heard that Eastern Europe is not as enlightened as the West and a lot of people were trying to get out of countries like Czechoslovakia.

Interviewer: So Czechoslovakia was just a pin in a map to you?

Blonde Lady:  A what?

Interviewer: You could have gone to any country in Europe.

Blonde Lady: Oh . . . yeah, I guess so, if you put it like that.

Interviewer: Let’s talk about what you do.

Blonde Lady: Okay, let’s talk about what you think you know I do.

Interviewer: I think you take innocent girls from orphanages in Europe to America and you trick them with false promises-

Blonde Lady: Whoa, wait a minute, I don’t promise anyone anything. I tell them that they might get a job, or they can get a job.

Interviewer: No, you promise them jobs-

Blonde Lady: I’m not psychic, I don’t promise them anything, I don’t know what will or will not happen.

Interviewer: You know damn well what’s in store for those girls, you take them from orphanages in Europe to America and they end up in brothels.

Blonde Lady: What can I say, I have customers who require a service-

Interviewer: Customers! How dare you sit there and nonchalantly justify what you do! How dare you!

Blonde Lady: Hey, you contacted me for this interview okay! I am here to put my side across-

Interviewer: Are you serious? You don’t have a side-

Blonde Lady: Yes I do have a side okay! I do what I do because there are men out there who require a service. If they didn’t require the service I wouldn’t be in business, it’s simple Economics, they demand and I supply!

Interviewer: You have got to be kidding me right now!

Blonde Lady: Don’t you get it? This isn’t personal – this is just business okay!

Unfortunately the Interviewer was too distraught (ANGRY) to continue and had to end the session.

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First interview from one of the main characters in Blood Borne Connections.

Dear Readers, this is the beginning of a series of interviews from some of the main characters in Blood Borne Connections.
Today I have the pleasure of speaking to Tereza. She is the 8 year sister of Tatiana and lives in Czechoslovakia. Tereza says that she has been learning to speak English so that when she goes to visit Tatiana in America she will be able to speak English to Americans.
Interviewer: Hello Tereza, I am so happy that you are able to talk to me today.
Tereza: Hello, how are you?
Interviewer: I am very well thank you Tereza, how are you?
Tereza: I am very well, I hope you are well as well?
Interviewer: Yes, I am very well thank you.
Tereza: Heeheehee, I played this game with Tatiana one night and we went on and on and on asking each other how we was. Is it ‘how we was?’ or ‘how we are?’
Interviewer: I think its ummm . . . why don’t we start with what you like best about the orphanage you live in?
Tereza: I like the other children except Alica, she is mean and she said bad things about Tatiana and the other girls who went to America. I think she is just jealous.
Interviewer: What did she say?
Tereza: She said that Tatiana and Hanna and the others acted proud when they were selected and ‘pride comes before you fall’. I was angry because she said that they would fall in America.
Interviewer: Do you miss Tatiana?
Tereza: I miss her every day and every night. She is my Matka.
Interviewer: Your mother!
Tereza: Yes, Tatiana is my mother. I don’t remember my parents. Tatiana used to show me pictures and tell me about my parents but I don’t remember them. I miss Tatiana and I didn’t want her to go and leave me . . . some nights I get scared and I can’t sleep. I cry because I miss her and Leona says I must be strong and pray that Tatiana will come back soon.
Interviewer: What are your happy memories of Tatiana?
Tereza’s face lights up and she sits on the edge of the chair and leans forward: I love Tatiana, she would play with me, make me laugh, tickle me until I cried with laughter, she would plait my hair and she would eat my carrots for me because I don’t like carrots so much. Sometimes she would make me eat some so that I can see like a rabbit. She would let me have some of her cake when I ate my own before my dinner. She would tell me to eat my dinner first and I would eat my cake first and my dinner second and she would let me have some of her cake. She made sure that I was, ummm . . . happy, she took care of me and would do anything to keep me safe, I love Tatiana.
Interviewer: What would you say to her if she were here now?
Tereza: I love you Matka Tata, I love you.