Morning. The Yogurt Lady arrives. She wants to show me a catalog of Christmas decorations. One of them is shaped like a pickle.
“Is that a cucumber?”
“Yes. It’s Germans tradition at Christmas time. In German families they put a pickle on the Christmas tree. The night before Christmas they put it somewhere inside the tree. Then the kids, they have to find this. Whoever find it get an extra Christmas gift.”
“So you’re saying German families celebrate Christmas by playing Hide the Pickle.”
“Yes, exactly, they play Hide the Pickle. Exactly.”