Thursday, 26 July 2012

*head desk*

Me: "Toby said the appointment was booked for July 3rd, that’s the day before Independence Day. I mean, not our independence day. We probably shouldn’t be celebrating it."

Girl: "When is our independence day? Or don’t we have one?"

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Me: "... and then after a few years doing normal navy stuff, he's hoping to train to be an officer."

Girl: "What’s an officer?"
Me (confused by question, and not able to name every rank): "...An officer."

Girl: "Yes but what is it?"

Me: "Er, it's like management."

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Girl: "Arthroscopy – is that a person or a thing?"

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Girl: "Lyndhurst – is that a chocolate?"

Me: "No, that's in the New Forest. You're thinking of Lindt."

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Girl (sees me reading Complete Norwegian during my lunchbreak): "Is that your English phrasebook?"

Me: "I can already speak English!"

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Where it says 'Girl', it is actually the same girl talking to me in all the above exchanges. She is delightful but it can be a little distracting / frustrating.

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