Originally posted on April 15, 2013.
Javier was a recent immigrant to America. He was working hard to learn English and studying even harder for his citizenship test. He thought it would be a good idea to take a class to help him out with the latter. The ad was in English, but he was pretty sure of the translation: “Become a model citizen.” Showing up at the center, he was whisked into a room where a man spoke too fast for him. He was soon signing papers and being shoved into a machine. Within a few minutes, his body was twisting and pulling in ways he never expected. It was quite painful, and at the end of it, he was shocked by his reflection. The machine had transformed him into a gorgeous woman. He just couldn’t believe it. He had wanted to become a model citizen, not become a model!