ces n me walk into the kings cafe – lady behind the counter says “what happened to you!?”
ces replies, “i fell”
i fall to the floor laughing – i fell!! into a technicolor puddle? into a rainbow? HA!
she sees we are jokin and says, “is it indian? no, not indian, i mean canada’s original peoples?”
WORD. indigenous. first nations. aboriginal – no! ORIGINAL PEOPLES. i like it. best new PC term i heard.
i reply, “no it’s not first nations, it’s not east indian, it’s our own tradition.”
she continues, “for a celebration?”
we concede, “yes, a celebration.”
this exchange was much nicer than what we usually get from men – “HALLOWEEN!”
i don’t understand. a mask says halloween. but facepaint? to me, facepaint screams kids at a carnival. not halloween.
what do you think?