Another hour goes by of sitting in this room. Now, they've been bringing tea and water and stuff like that to keep us like, whatever. And so, about an hour goes by and no pictures yet. I still want to do it, but my friend, she's already ticked off. She's way mad because we've wasted a good part of an afternoon, and we're going to be late for our next thing. The guy comes back and he's like, no, no, no. We're just about to do it. We're already set and ready to go. And so, my friend is like, let's leave now. I'm like, no, we've waited this long. We may as well just sit, and the guy's going to put us on billboards in Zamalek. I'm like, how can we pass this up? Free exposure, all sorts of stuff. And the guy keeps flattering me. So my head and my chest is really getting puffed up, and I'm excited about this and I'm loving it, loving it although the waiting stuff is getting on my nerves.
At any rate, they take the pictures. This is about two hours later. They end up taking the pictures, and they're like, we'll send you the stuff. Now, my relationship, my friendship with my friend is now damaged. She's like, we sat for two and a half hours for these stupid pictures that you wanted. And I was like, but the guy said we looked good. So, I got caught up in this whole thing. And so, we spent the rest of the vacation out there. I toured and did all sorts of stuff. It was really fun.
And so, I get state side, get back to the states and just kind of bopping along, and finally my friend comes back to the states, and she brings back the brochure. And she talks about the fact that, yep, they made billboards of the pictures, that we were in the pictures and all this kind of stuff. And I'm hyped, I'm excited. I'm like, oh, my dream has come true. I'm an international star in Zamalek, Egypt. It was just crazy. So, my head is like, really big, and I'm really excited.
And so, she gives me the brochure. And so, we're looking through the brochure, and we're looking, and I'm like, where...I was like, yeah, these are the rooms that are in the hotel, and I'm looking through here. And I'm like well, some of these don't look like pictures I've seen before, and then I open up the inside of the brochure.
Now, I want to tell you I sat for two and a half hours to take these pictures, so I'm really excited about this. And they're billboards. They are billboards all over Egypt. And so, finally I open up the inside of the magazine, and there is a picture of my friend and me. And I don't know if you can see it, but there's a picture of my hand. It is my hand. I sat for two and a half hours, ruin a friendship with my buddy for a picture of my hand.
Andre's purpose is to reconnect people to their Dignity and Honor in Being Human.