…it apparently makes people crazy..
Yesterday we spend most day inside working, and the grey weather outside didn’t really inspire to leave the safe indoor of our basement Airbnb. So when I had to go to my Croatian language lesson, I was quite surprised to realise it was warm, weirdly warm for a mid-November day.
When I got to my class my teacher was her usual happy self, but immediately warned me to stay away from the city. Her words were: This weather makes people crazy! (apparently being angry in a grey but warm day is a good excuse to be, let’s say unpleasant in Croatia).
I just smiled and didn’t really give it much more thought. But after the lessons I had to go to a bookshop in Old Town and on my way I noticed something strange. People were mostly looking angry, not returning smiles and when an older man came up to me asking something in Croatian – and I politely told him I didn’t understand him, I swear he started cursing me.
Later in the bookshop I asked for help to find the book and the lady literally shook both her head and hands – and walked away.
There were nothing else today but call up my boyfriend, ask him to meet me for a drink.
While sitting at La Bodega, I couldn’t help notice how empty the city was for a Friday evening. I guess Croatian knows to stay away when the weather turns you crazy – and next time I think I will too…