Friday, December 22, 2006

Foreign Crooning

Men in Rome sing. Yes, that’s right. When they want your attention, they start singing. The first time it happened, I didn’t think too much of it, or rather, I assumed that it was a unique occurrence. But after it happened a few more times, I had to acknowledge that a pattern seemed to be emerging. These incidents weren’t really too much of a bother, as soon as I looked in the direction of the singing man…or men, he/they usually stopped and smiled and occasionally waved. Of course all that being said, I have no idea as to the contents of the lyrics. I didn’t encounter this phenomenon anywhere else during my travels in Italy, perhaps if I had continued further south…but from Rome, I started heading north up along the west coast.


Cheryl said...

I'm sure you inspire men to break into song no matter where you are!
; )

Carla said...

Thanks, I guess. Although when I told the story to one male friend he emphatically stated that he would not be singing for me. I'm so sad :(