La Cosa del Día #36

I guess I stopped doing it at some point… I used to always carry a lighter with me when traveling–especially in Spain.

That way, when somebody asked me “¿Tienes un mechero?” or “¿Tienes fuego?” I could say “Sí!” instead of “No, lo siento.”

It might sound crazy, but you have no idea how many conversations and situations that got me into.

I distinctly remember my first time talking in Spanish. In Barcelona. Down by the boats. I was sitting on a bench when a young couple walked by and asked, “¿Tienes un mechero?” (or whatever).

We walked around together for hours. I kept saying to myself, “I can’t believe this is happening”.

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