Waiting for boarding and her words catch my ear as she is talking to her friend.
“I like that about you Hungarians. You always like talking to strangers, in the taxi, the shops, you just talk to people you don’t know.”
I can’t help it. “Sorry to interrupt you, I find what you’re saying really interesting coz I’m Hungarian myself.”
“Yes, Hungarians are like that and I really like that about you. Always enjoying a talk with people you don’t know. I’m Polish and we would never start chatting with others at the airport or with the taxi driver for instance but Hungarians seem to feel safe to do that. It’s nice.”
I smile as I really enjoy the chat with this young woman. I never thought Hungarians were like that but it’s nice to hear her opinion about us.
So does that make me a typical Hungarian?