Monday, November 23, 2020

Another Rule

Our housekeeper was making some Mighty Muesli and Mighty Mix (the dried fruit, nut, seed part of the muesli so it's like a trail mix) today and a dried cranberry fell to the floor. I immediately picked it up and ate it. We then learned how each others' cultures deals with that. We say something like, "Three second rule!" (for five or whatever). She said they say here, "Belum lima menit," meaning "Not five minutes yet." Five minutes!? I said to her. Another incomprehensible cultural factoid. However I won't be surprised if the next time this comes up with someone else they say something quite different.

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