Thursday, December 30, 2010
DH and I were walking to La Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi's unfinished cathedral (which is fabulous and wild and crazy and it kind of morphs from classic Gothic cathedral to Gaudi's undulating organic lines, all in one building) - anyhow, we were walking along and all of a sudden we felt something splatter us on our backs - we looked at each other and it was some yellow goo, and some man came up and motioned that some bird or something from the building dripped on us, and he said come on, I have water - I had read about pickpockets who do this, they splatter you with this stuff and in cleaning you off they take your wallets or whatever - so I turned on him and said NO NO NO and he quickly turned and walked off - DH said I very effectively told him "F you". So we walked over to a bar, walked in, I said in my horrible Spanish "A man" - turned and showed the bartender my back all splattered - then said "bathroom?" and he pointed us on our way. DH and I must have spent at least 20 minutes in there, cleaning each other up with water and paper towels - our jeans, our jackets, our scarves, my hair - ugh!!!!!! Plus it was one of those automatic lights that stays on for only a few minutes, so we had to keep re-hitting the light so we could see what we were doing. When we came out, both the cleaning lady and the woman owner of the bar asked if we lost money or wallets, we said no, we were okay - they were very nice about it. But it put quite a damper on the day. (Everything else was fine, although we didn't have a great lunch, and I have a blister on my foot, but we managed to walk over 20,000 steps, so that was a good day.)
Anyhow, that was our day.