Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.~ Robert Benchley ~
Twice before I even reached my destination, Hawaiian residents asked me if I lived in Kona.
We bought groceries at the Kona Natural Food Store. One of the employees greeted us warmly when we entered--but that is not unusual in Hawaii. A couple days later I went back in to buy a dozen eggs. The man who gave us the warm first greeting was my checker. I paid and left.
Yesterday, I went through my receipts for the trip and came across the one for the eggs. 10% off. Kama'aina discount.
Last time I was there, a Hawaiian man wearing rubber boots, apron, and baseball cap stood outside the fish market. When I walked by he said, "You local?"
"No. Just visiting."
"Well, you should be."