Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Are you English?"

Just a quick story that MADE my day:

Julie and I were wandering around over by St. James' Park and Buckingham Palace and a couple stopped us. 
The woman asked me if I was English. 
She thought I looked English!?
I wanted to just say YES! YES! YES!
But that would clearly be a lie with my American accent. 
So I politely said, "Well no, but what do you need?"
She needed directions to the tube, so I led her in the right direction.
Then she and her husband thanked me in French, Merci!
I could have instructed them in French if I wanted!

What a success. 
I was mistaken to be English and I saw an opportunity to speak Francais. 

Yes, I am a Londoner.

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