Saturday, May 27, 2006
CONGRATULATIONS…IT’S A PAIR OF SOCKS
I bought a pair of socks yesterday and, when I’d finished paying for them at the register ,the girl that sold them to me said ‘’congratulations’’ as is the custom here when someone acquires something.
Thanks, shall I make a speech?.
There’s a plethora of niceties, including one said to people who have just had a shower (similar to the French ‘’bon bain’’) haircut (similar to the French ‘’bon coupe’’) etc.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Referring to the crazy hours I keep, someone asked me ‘’how do you see your family and friends?’’
‘’In the dark’’ I replied.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
From my brief stint in journalism I found that it involved obtaining information you didn’t care to know from people who didn’t care to give it to you to impart to people who didn’t care to receive it.