The group gathered for the obligatory group photo. Getting them to line up, however, was a different matter as they spread out over the prow of the boat, refusing to join together in a bunched group. It was difficult to get them to come together but not as difficult as the disagreements over lunch. The Greeks had argued with the Russians and the Americans with the Bangladeshi. Uzbekistan had sided with the Russians. Burma wouldn’t talk to anyone. They still smarted from having their knuckles rapped over human rights. Finland tried to talk fairness, strutting that they have the least corruption in the world and can therefore adjudicate. Just the title ‘United Nations’ was starting to be a joke when a unified position could not be reached over something as simple as the lunch menu.
In response to Priceless Joy’s prompt and thank you to Dorothy for providing the photograph.