He informed me that his friends had advised him about the ‘occupation’ as a escape route to his country and problems. Yes, he referred to being homeless as an occupation.
Why does the term expat conjure images of a wide eyed individual keen to explore the unknown while immigrant has a defamatory association with intrusion? Expat glamour. Immigrant grit.
We have entered a cycle of continuously throwing the ball between us while we choose to ignore the spectators eagerly looking in. Or maybe we do see the disparity, we don’t ignore it but we continue to play anyway. It is enough to make me not want to play the game anymore.