Pin It

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Smiles appreciated

Posted By on Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 4:00 AM

When a friend from Ontario visited, I told him. I said, "If you smile at women in Halifax, even in bars, they'll smile back. Sometimes they might even say hi, unprompted!" A veteran of the grim meat-markets of Toronto, he didn't believe me, but I showed him the friendly way it goes around here.

Even out on the street, it happens. This morning in the pouring, freezing rain, you were wearing a yellow slicker crossing at Robie and Cunard, I was plugged into my iPod. I caught your eye and your smile was the sweetest thing I saw all day. This has been a freezing, fucked-up winter, but you reminded me there are benefits to living here: All you sweet, smiling women.

From Away

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Latest in Love the Way We Love


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Remember, it's entirely possible to disagree without spiralling into a thread of negativity and personal attacks. We have the right to remove (and you have the right to report) any comments that go against our policy.

© 2021 Coast Publishing Ltd.