Saturday, August 27, 2016
I love the Italians so much!
They're the craziest, most obstinate, hidebound and parochial people on earth, and they can drive you mad with their lack of logic and determination to do things only one way, even if it doesn't work.
But they've got the best hearts in the world, will give you their own shirt and force you to have dinner with them while you're wearing it.
After many years, I've learned that the way they do things is actually almost always the better way. Once you've managed to divest yourself of your Anglo-saxon/germanic utilitarian mindset, you realise that the Italians were right all along, and when you tell them that, they'll laugh out loud and invite you for a drink.
Dear Lord, please don't ever make me live anywhere else, ever again.