Last night a group of four American college girls were screaming at these Italian students. If someone is bothering me, I would yell "basta", and walk away. Instead they kept screaming, "non capisco Italian", "stop, go away" and "you are disgusting", but then they would chase the boys and hit them. Where I live is a side street, most of the people who live here are Italians, there are families and almost all of these brownstones are condo buildings, in other words it's not an area with a lot of students or high turnover. I get that by living in the Center I will have to put up with some noise esp. on the weekends but it was a Monday night and it was ridiculously obnoxious. They woke me up and I looked out my window to see what was happening. If the girls were really in danger I would have called the cops but like I said why would you chase someone and hit them if you want them to leave you alone.
They were in front of a building a few doors down. All of a sudden I heard a splash. It took me a minute to realize someone had thrown a bucket of water on them. The students stopped.
Regarding the game last night, Che cazzo è successo?! That's Italian for WTF happened? I met up with G at a friends. The actress who made the comment about how eating slowly = making love slowly at an earlier dinner was there and it was fun to see her again. However, when I left my apartment the score was 0-0. I got to the apartment and everyone looked like they were at a funeral. G said solemnly, "Italy is down by two goals."
After this horrific game we watched the post game show. I felt so bad for Gianluigi Buffon the goalie. This man is an incredible goalie. Someone translated for me. He basically said it was the worst game he has played in 12 years, he felt ashamed and apologized to the people of Italy.
Okay I don't think he said these things because the publicist for the team said he should. He looked so upset and ashamed. I thought his choice of words were interesting. I don't hear ashamed used a lot in American pro-sports. Upset, embarrassed, sad, yes but shame is such a strong emotion.
Now Italy has to beat Romania on Friday or they are out. Holland's defense was incredible last night. After the game both teams hugged, exchanged shirts but the Italian team was exhausted and the fans were not happy.
Just as G predicted it's very quiet this morning. I went to the market and everyone I spoke to was sad.