It was raining when I went to work yesterday, so I wore my black velour hat with the flower on the side.
“You look lovely,” said my Mr F when he kissed me goodbye,”You’re going to get a lot of complements today.”
Of course everyone stared when a woman wearing a Davy Crockett hat and a full length fur coat walked into the main store. Although it was raining, it wasn’t cold, or snowing – I think the temperature was in the 50′s F. I felt hot just looking at her and tried to guess where she came from.
“Nice hat!” I said when she came up to my cash register.
“Thank you. They’re very popular in Moscow,” she said.
It’s easy to identify Canadians because they wear sandals and shorts on a rainy day in the winter, and they ask for the “Washroom“…
“Where’s the washroom?” a middle-aged woman in a long skirt and sandals asked me.
“Go straight to the white sculpture: woman to the right, men to the left.”
“Is that a political statement?” she said.
I cannot imagine why anyone would walk around wearing one of these tee-shirts:
Just one more
Service I offer
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I don’t care
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How many comments did I get re my hat? One, from Wazir, a Security Guard …
“When you wear that hat you look like one of the volunteers,” he said as he walked past my cash register.
I laughed so much I got a stomach ache. I think that’s one of the funniest comments I’ve heard at my cash register.
My days are never dull in the museum.
Do you wear hats on rainy days? Are Davy Crockett hats popular where you live, or just in Russia? Have you ever received a hilarious “complement”?