June 6, 2011
Power is Back! A Frenchman in America...
One of the men heard X and I speaking English and asked where I was from.....Caroline du Nord, Monsieur...."Oh, I love the USA. I have been there", he said! "But there was one thing I did not understand". Smiling, he proceeded to tell of his trip to Austin, Texas. While there, he always greeted friends and family the usual traditional French way.....a kiss on each cheek. A stranger approached and told him that this is not done in America. Surprised, he listened.
Did he misunderstand? Who knows what the stranger really meant.....were they just curious about the tradition or did they really mean that one should not greet someone in public with a kiss in America. That is the way he took it so from then on he said he and his family shared no more French greetings in America. C'est dommage
And, finally, we pass on a bottle of rosé acknowledging a job appreciated and well done. Somehow I don't see us handing a bottle of wine to the Duke Power guys. Do you?
P.S. There was a geiko that must have been very close when the box was struck. He is charred....absolutely black....but is still alive and well....must indeed have a suit of armor. Have not been able to catch a photo of him.