I am traveling with 5 women, my wife and 4 friends. There have been many comments over the past year-and-a-bit about how it would work out - "harem" usually figuring in somewhere. We do attract some notice and comments when we go out to eat, but the oddest thing I've noticed is the behaviour of my female companions.
It started in Montreal, just after we cleared security at Dorval. We were walking along the concourse in the direction of our departure gate when I realized I was walking alone. My companions had all detoured into the alcohol section of the Duty-Free shop. They each had to pick up a bottle of liquour, saving a few bucks in the process. The fact that we were going to be spending the next 18 days in France, hardly known as an alcohol-free zone, didn't matter. They all had to take a bottle of their favourite Canadian booze to the land of great and numerous wines.
AND the first time we went "food" shopping over in Pertuis, as soon as we walked through the door of the HyperU, one of the group asked, "Where's the vodka?"
I'm not making this up.