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There’s no such thing as ‘wait’ in Italy

YES, another sign. But instead of hanging on a roadside stone wall, this one is neatly taped on the floor. It says WAIT…

What you can’t see is the rest of it, which in its entirety says ‘Aspetta qui il tuo turno’ (wait your turn here). This was at a food festival this past weekend while we were in line to put an order in at the cashier – just another show of hilarious proof that Italians and waiting are a bad mix. Those who know, live in, or have been to this country will understand what I mean. A staff worker came by to manually divide the undisciplined queue by sticking his arms into the line and making like Moses parting the Red Sea.

If I manage something usable out of my poorly lit images, I’ll post what 90 minutes of patience will get you at the Festa Lucana.


Quite the day for weddings…

May 19th – Here in the chestnut forest there also was an unforgettable wedding of sorts (the bride and groom sure chose a ‘royal date’) but unlike Harry and Meghan, it had Italian humor thrown in. I’ve posted these funny wedding banners before and while some can be a bit racy, it’s clear that anything that rhymes with marito will be a constant favorite.

Martina we said 1 mojito
not 1 marito (husband)

We told you to get a mojito

We told you to get a mojito not a husband.
We told you to get a mojito, not a husband

Wedding humor for the bride-to-be. Coming across nuptial sheet signs are a guaranteed laugh as they poke fun at either the bride, groom, or both. Italy can’t be the only country that does this but I have yet to see it done elsewhere. Viva gli sposi!