If everyone on the street here assumes I am Russian…
Then why do they shout “Hello”?
Why don’t they shout “Привет”?
I was in the grocery store lineup today, beside an adorable moon-faced kid, whose mother told him, “Look, it’s a Russian girl! Say ‘hello’!”
Instead, the kid chose to say “Ayi hao” or “hello, Auntie,” and I fell in love with him immediately. I love it when kids bring me into the family.