So… did you notice it’s cold?
Or as the well-spoken young lady at the bus stop said, “It’s cold. It’s cold. It’s cold. Oh! It’s cold. It’s cold. It’s cold. It’s cold. It’s cold.”
But cold is OK with me: see, I’ve actually found a few things about Winter that I actually like.
1. Miscommunicating with my wife. On the same day, my lovely wife will describe the weather as “It’s really, really cold! Better be ready, or you’ll have a bad time!” and I will describe the weather as “Yeah, it’s a bit cold today.”
So that when she tells me about the weather, I overdress… a lot. And when I tell her about the weather, she underdresses. A lot. This is just entertaining, and leads to some fun teasing.
(the best part? my mother-in-law overstates the cold at exactly the same rate as my wife)
2. The opportunity for chivalry: I always advise every male I know to carry an extra pair of mittens, or a scarf they don’t need, when they meet their lady-friends in Korea, because there’s a saying in Korea that “A fashionable woman is cold in the winter” (as Wifeoseyo translated it to me). Because I always have some extra warm-gear in my pockets, I can give them to her at the drop of a hat, and dear readers, she loves it.
Chivalry, you see, is not quite dead yet in Korea, as far as I can tell.