Montréal will be having its 184th, consecutive, St-Patrick's Parade on Sunday. It's said to be one of the biggest in North America along with New York's. People come in from all over the world for this... party...
This guy flew in from Dublin, big Irish accent (which I won't even try to reproduce):
"Montréal is a lovely city"
- 'Don't mind the cold too much?
"It's not so bad"
- 'Seen anything interesting yet?
"I sure did mate! The strangest thing!"
- Really? What was that!
"Trucks taking away snow!" I just had to take pictures!"
"I'd never seen trucks taking away snow before in my life!"
When I heard that I couldn't help cracking up. Funny what a visitor will see that so differs from where he's from, sights we don't even see anymore.
Seeing those big trucks loaded with snow is such a "normal" winter thing here, that I've never even consider that for some it might be strange or even unusual.
I just can't help to smile when I think of this Irish guy and his surprise about the snow trucks... too funny.