Nicaragua, it seems, had become summer camp for Americans with a conscience.
- Peter Moore, The Full Montezuma
I laughed mightily at this quote today, and then quickly searched for "expat aid worker" on flickr to find an appropriate photo to serve as a quote companion.
The above, in which a large group of strangely dressed gringos watch mesmerized as a pit of some clear importance is being dug, seems more than fitting. Soon, under careful supervision by the natives, they will dig their own pits, and, thus, save the world.
(I know, because I've done it.)