“sì”

Weekday evenings are lovely.. and slow.

Yesterday this conversation took place:
I was stationed at the basement, this old italian man in his 70s or 80s came to my counter..

“How to go outside?”

– The one that faces the bay?

sì..”

– okay, just go up two floors, walk straight and exit the glass doors..

“Not here?” *points to a completely opposite side and looks at me distrustfully*

– Er, do you want the hotel or the bay?

“We vont to eat”

– You want food? *gestures the universal ‘eating’ hand gesture *

sì”

– Okay. Food court ?

“No, we vont the bay.. to eat..”

– Ok..so you want to eat at the waterfront restaurants?

“sì”

*holds back an anguished sigh* – Then waterfront is two floors up, walk straight.. and exit the glass doors..

Old people. They’re the same everywhere.

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