|Hunter posted this photo of the Italian|
way of people waiting in a "line."
|An Italian breakfast.|
- · The slowness of this place or lack of urgency unless you are paid off really gets under my skin. I’m all about planning, preparation, timeliness, doing what I say I’ll do. Italians don’t grasp this concept.
- · Food places close after lunch and don’t reopen until 7.30 p.m. for dinner. Come on, elderly people in the U.S. have dinner between 4 and 5. Also, places either don’t serve breakfast or stop by 10 or noon.
- · I don’t dress like Italians temperature wise. I get overheated if it’s not that cold. I just started wearing a scarf two weeks ago (late December).
- · The driving! I follow laws. To Italians, it’s just a suggestion.
- · I hug. I can’t do the kiss kiss thing. It’s just unnatural for me. Not to mention I always lean to my left first and they always go to kiss my left cheek first so we pretty much almost kiss on the lips. It’s awkward.
|Bush and Berlusconi combine hand shake and|
cheek kiss greetings somewhat awkwardly.
- · I hate layers of clothing.
- · I smile and laugh a lot and get stared at constantly.
- · I hate eating past 5:30-6:30 p.m. We wake up at 5 a.m. daily, so by 5 p.m., we’re starving.
- · I like yoga pants and sweats for comfort. At first, I cared and would get ‘dressed’ to go places. Now I do what I want.
- · I also am paying for my (American) coffee. I’ll drink what I want. Don’t worry, my digestion is fine.
- · Who the hell wants ONLY olive oil as an option for salads? It’s great, but I miss Ruby Tuesday’s salad bar. So many toppings!
|Michael posted this photo with the tongue-|
in-cheek comment that Italy has too many