If you asked me today, I’d say, “gorgeous fall weather that’s helping me out of a bout of typical girl funk,” but that would be boring. Love it or hate it, this is the true story of observations from an outsider, part deux. Also I’m in a typical girl funk. You might be able to tell.
What You Might See on a Typical Day in Halifax, Nova Scotia:
- Cars that seek out pedestrians to cross in front of them, whether they are or not. Be prepared to abruptly stop in the middle of busy and/or quick moving traffic while the pedestrian either isn’t quite in the street yet/is nearly all the way to the other side safely/or is not really crossing at all, but having a conversation at a crosswalk. WATCH OUT.
- Sweet potato fries served with curry mayo. It’s the sweet potato dip of choice.
- Canadian Football League commercials, begging you please, “YOU NEED TO SEE THESE GUYS PLAY.” Don’t worry, football isn’t their only job.
- Deep fried pepperoni. In case you got sick of healthier, non-fried pepperoni.
- Meat-loving vegetarians. The cost of beef and chicken isn’t cheap here, y’all. It’s not a lifestyle, in this case it is a method of survival.
- While moseying about through an intersection (you have a green light to go straight,) you will flinch and perhaps even lay on the horn when you see a driver about to make a left turn in front of you poised and ready to go, visibly turning the wheel all the way to the left. One rear-ender and he’s in your path. Apparently not turning your wheel before you turn is not part of driver’s ed in Nova Scotia. Buckle up!
- Mozzarella sticks (called mozza sticks) with a side of sour cream…?
- Tourist websites with non-operating phone numbers.
- Regularly scheduled tours that do not operate on a regularly scheduled basis (surprise!)