Moving from suburban Virginia to urban Ottawa Canada is a big change. From one country to another, from suburban to urban, I should expect some changes..
One observation is that weird is in fashion in urban Ottawa. Tattoos, piercings, outrageous haircuts, outrageous clothes, weird behaviour are all the rage. If you go into a coffee shop, and your server does not have piercings all over and a tattoo on their neck you are surprised. My problem is I tend to stare at facial piercings. The local coffee shop has a very nice lady with a bejeweled nose ring that I cannot keep my eyes off. She probably thinks I am a strange old man, but I thought the whole point of looking weird and individual is to attract attention anyway.
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