Never did I think I would say this but… I’m sure this will be an ongoing series, so I am going to make it into a new category.
So, for today’s ‘things I miss about Kyiv’ entry:
When I walked across the road in Kyiv and a car was coming, it would accelerate towards me, and I’d run out of the way. When I got yelled at, it was in Russian so I didn’t understand (= I didn’t care).
When I walk across the road in Darwin and a car is coming, it accelerates towards me, and I run out of the way. When I get yelled at, it’s in (bogan) English, and it makes me Very Cranky, but there’s nothing I can do, so I get Very Frustrated, and stomp off muttering to myself, and then I’m in a strop for the rest of the day and I really hate bogans.
There’s a lot to be said for living life in a language you don’t understand.