First of all-I just finished Harry Potter 5 minutes ok. Dang good book. Extremely satisfying.
That aside, we have been here almost 2 weeks. Just a few days ago I found out that making the "OK" sign is quite a vulgar thing to do here in Brazil.
Would have been nice to know this, ummmm, before I got here seeing how I use the "ok" sign ALL.THE.TIME. Especially when I can't communicate so well with my words.
Maybe I could have avoided all of the little snickers I was getting-I assumed it was because my Portuguese is not quite up to speed.
Maybe I would have avoided being chased for 50 feet by a group of heckling Pan American Games-tourist-welcomers because I told them it was "ok", I didn't need one of the pamphlets they were handing out.
Just in case you were curious, the hand gesture of choice in Brazil is the thumbs up sign.
I really feel like a geek giving a thumbs up.
It reminds me of these guys:
Oh well. What can you do?