A few weeks back my wife was going off to get her nails done. She gets the pattern changed every time she goes. With the World Cup then nearly upon us, I suggested getting her nails done in green and red, to support Portugal.
She travelled to her appointment in Lagos, and there she discussed colours/patterns with her stylist. The stylist pooh-poohed red and green. I can’t remember what my wife’s nails looked like when she came back.
Move the clock forward 3 or 4 weeks, and it was time for my wife to get her nails redone today. She went off this morning, and came back at lunchtime with alternate nails done in red and green.
It could have been the 3-3 draw between Portugal and Spain that tipped the balance. Or perhaps it is another story doing the rounds in Lagos.
Allegedly as the Portuguese team was getting on the team bus to leave, there was boy of about 7, with his father. The child was crying his eyes out, holding a sign up for Ronaldo. So Ronaldo got off the bus, went to the boy, cuddled him, talked to him and kissed him. Then Ronaldo signed a shirt and also the boy’s autograph book. After some more hugs and kisses, Ronaldo got back onto the Portuguese team bus and departed.
I don’t know whether this story is reality or just a nice fairy tale. What I do know is that people here are upbeat about supporting Portugal, so this time round my wife got her red and green nails with no hesitation.