Dubai expat catches Arabs' 'lateness bug' and returns library book 33 years overdue
51-year-old Dubai resident Cyntha Gonzalez borrowed a book for 33 years. (Image: Gulf News)
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A 51-year-old Dubai resident has made international headlines for returning a library book to her high school in Michigan in the US after 33 years.
“Oh my God, I can’t believe this,” Cyntha Gonzalez, a human relationship coach, trainer and writer who lives in Al Barsha 1, told XPRESS.
She said she had no idea how the book T.S. Eliot by Leonard Unger had stayed with her for three decades during which time she has lived in five countries. She had borrowed the book for an English lesson in 1980 when she was studying in Grade 12 at the Academy of the Sacred Heart School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Gonzalez said she moved to Dubai in 1998, her fifth residence as an expat after Mexico, Peru, France and England.