"To a stranger the villagers would be anonymous, even asexual. In a Quebec winter everyone looked alike."
Um, nope. I get the sentiment, but nope.
I've definitely had an idiot roll down his window in -30 C weather (actually -30, not even talking about windchill factors) to shout "Well, you have nice eyes anyway." Idiot.
And I doubt he would have shouted at a guy.