Wear Your Shoes

Biqui: “Margarita, is there something I should know about that people do here in Spain that we might not do in the United States?”

Margarita: “Hmmm. No, not really. Oh! Well, I don’t know about the United States, but here people wear shoes when they go outside. It’s looked down upon if people don’t wear shoes.”

B: *confused and bewildered* “Wear shoes outside?”

M: “Yes.”

B: “We… do that… too.”

M: “Oh, good. I wasn’t sure. Well, that’s about it then.”

One of the first conversations I had with my host “mom” Margarita (in Spanish, of course)