you already know…
1) I hate being cold;
2) Italians have some pretty extreme ideas of what constitutes health.
Therefore, the following coversation between my suocero and myself should come as no surprise.
Me: (shiver) “I’m soooo cold!”
Lui: “Do you know why you are cold?”
Me: “Uh, si! Because it is cold outside.”
Lui: “No! You are cold because you don’t eat!”
After a not-so-convincing attempt at covering my outburst of laughter, he adds…
“No eating causes poor blood…Your blood is poor! THIS is why you are always cold!”
I politely nodded my head, and grabbed a jacket.
Some things will never change!