HOW DID THEY KNOW WE WERE CANUCKS?
Having pedicures available across the street from our condo was fantastic. My toenails continued to be flaked, dry and ugly looking from swimming. Scraping one’s feet and nails against the rough concrete sides of the pool was disastrous!
The fellow giving me my pedicure took one look at my toes and remarked, “You’re Canadian, aren’t you?”
I admitted I was and asked him how he knew.
He replied, “It’s March! No one in Phoenix swims in March! It’s too cold! (Oh yeah, 86-90 degree weather is chilly… right!) We never hit the pool until May. You have to be Canadian to go swimming in the middle of winter!”
Who knew my pedicure would reveal my nationality?
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