During the pre-op phone call from the surgeon's office:
"Please don't use lotion on your extremities, or deodorant. We'd prefer you not wear makeup, but if you have to, well... we'll deal with it."
I have to budget 30% extra time with any contractor or service person
for AFTER I've written the check. Apparently that's when it's time for
the story swap.
Neighbor with a thick Texas drawl, "We met some folk from Boston, but they didn't talk like they were from there! I was so bummed cause I wanted to hear that accent."
On the radio, "It's time to start saving for college for all those little Texans..." Apparently Brex's first identity is supposed to be as a Texan, second is as an American, and MAYBE down the list as a world citizen.
Feels like whenever I start to feel at home here, there'll be a little moment when I realize it's still a foreign country!