Christmas comes early here, a cultural lesson
I’m back in Minnesota for the holidays, and like most people, I was out running last-minute errands yesterday. While at the cash register at The Container Store (so American – love it!), the man in line behind me complimented me on my earrings (see below). I said, “thanks, they’re my Christmas earrings.” Then I added, “I guess I’m wearing them a couple of days early, aren’t I?” He replied, “well, Christmas is really a season, isn’t it?” And there it was. The difference between the holidays in France and the holidays in the US. What I had been trying to explain to friends in France had been summed up by this stranger in 1 line.
So there you have it. And by the way, here are the earrings:
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