I was having one of those conversations that went something like this.
Her: So you live in Morocco.....Wow!
Me: Yes! Yes, I do.
Her: That's very brave of you.
Me: You think? Well, it's different for sure.
Her: No, I mean.....aren't you scared?
Me: Of what?
Her: You know, safety and that sort of thing. It's very dangerous, from what I understand.
Me: Uh, no. It's really not particularly dangerous at all. In fact there is relatively little violent crime. It's much more dangerous here (in Boston), actually.
Her: (laughs) Oh come on....!
Me: You'd be surprised. But it's true.
Her: Well, I think you are very, very brave. I could never live in a place like that -- I'd be terrified. I want you to know that I'm going to pray for you. I'm going to pray for you and your family. For your safety.
Me: (Blinking) Umm..thanks.