Thursday, March 09, 2006

The only problem is the weather...

Today you get the dull, grey photo. And a typical local conversation:

Salut, ça va?

Oui ça va, et toi?

Ouais, il n'y a que le temps qui ne va pas!

Talking about the weather may seem banal, but it's a big subject of conversation in the countryside. Really big. I confess to being quite interested in the weather and how it dominates small talk here. If chatting about the weather were taboo in France, what could possibly replace it?

1 comment:

Kim/Thomas said...

Well, generally when you talk about the weather is when you have nothing else to talk about...

My mom does that a lot, whenever she wants to talk to me but my father is he goes away and finally can talk