Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Dumbest Things

Dumbest things people have said to me in the last 10 years.

After announcing to friends, co-workers and family, "I'm going to Turkey". I'd have people come up to me and say, "Don't take any drugs!"

Ah yuh gotta love that movie Midnight Express. That stayed in the minds of everyone til even now.

(A sign of brilliance)

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After telling a friend, "I'm going to Wales"

"You mean like in London?"

Yeah, that Wales. Only it's a few streets west of London.
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After admiring a co-workers plant saying, "Oh how beautiful. Is that a rubber plant?"

She answers, "no it's real"
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After telling a group of people I was bilingual, they all assumed it was Spanish that I spoke.
It was not.
I reamed them.
Bilingual does not mean that it's Spanish that you speak, which I didn't know any of at the time.
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After someone told me that she and her husband recently bought a home in Mexico, she looks at me and says, "I really gotta learn Mexican now"

Me, "Yeah, I think you can get some MEXICAN learning dvd's and learn MEXICAN on your computer or stereo. Or you can just take a Berlitz course in MEXICAN"
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While trying to be quietly discreet, not knowing whether my friend had told the people at the party we were at, she was pregnant (her mom was the one who told me about the pregnancy) I said, "I heard that someone in this room was enceinte" and her sister said, "who cares what anyone is. My sister is pregnant and I'm going to be an aunt!"

All righty then!
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"Oh you're going to Africa, someone told me you were going to Egypt."

Is what someone said to me after I said, "Oh I love north African cuisine sooooo much and I can't wait til I get there to just eat all day long."
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Again, this was said after I announced the fact that I was going to Egypt.
By people who already know that I'd have been to at least 19 different countries on 5 different continents and ALONE for 95% of them.

"Yuh know, traveling to the middle east is not very safe these days."

As if that ever stopped me before. I'd gone to the Philippines right after president Benigno Aquino got assassinated and things were total mayhem. And to Turkey despite 3 bombings just days prior to my departure. Wouldn't it be evident by all who's known me that I just don't care? And DUH!

I also heard dumb comments about white slavery and wasn't I worried about that? As if some sheikh is gonna want a fucking old goat my age!!!!! Someone give me a break!
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After seeing some teenage boys dressed like the Beatles, with the boots and the slacks, the skinny ties and the hair, I said to my then boyfriend who was 12 years younger than me, "Oh look how cute. They're trying to look like John, Paul, George and Ringo.

And he said, "Oh I see. The Stones." Me, "Yeah, right the Rolling Stones".

I'm old as dirt. And people need a globe in their house.


Gina said...

lol....I work in a bookstore one day a week....and people often come up to me...and start the conversation with....."I'm here to look for a book."....okay....that's good...because we don't sell underwear.

hey if you don't mind I'm going to add your name to my blogroll.


Henry North London said...

I never touch rum... Not since 1996

I got to the resort after a 90 minute transfer in a minibus in St Lucia from the south to the north and they were handing round what looked like fruit juice with ice cubes

I quickly knocked back two cos I was really thirsty and then I got to the room and I was strangely shattered.

They were tropical sunsets Rum punches... I haven't touched them since though I bought the bottle that graces the blog from my flickr account for $10 because I had a duty free allowance and at that price why not.

Im touched you missed me blogging daily...

People are thickos when it comes to geography. I do wonder how they manage with the international news sometimes.

Wales well it can be a three hour journey west of London or a four hour one depending on the traffic and which part of Wales...

I suppose its like going from New York NY to Harrisburg PA

Gina said...

hey cat..nice new profile pic!


Mark Wadsworth said...

Brilliant! One of the wierdest things I ever heard anybody say was "I have moved to X to be nearer my local pub".

M- Filer said...

Nice music! Are you on hiatus?

Isabel's Mommy said...

I can never remember all the dumb things people say.

Henry North London said...

No I do not bake gingerbread cookies

And the Tube was up there for an ironic reminder that it is not a wonderful life

See my latest post Its snarky!

Hazar Nesimi said...

You are well travelled to say the least. Did you like Turkey?

Hazar Nesimi said...

You are well travelled to say the least. What about Turkey, did you like it?

Hazar Nesimi said...

u are well traveled, to say the least. How did you like Turkey? You should visit Azerbaijan too...

CatWoman said...

Absotivley loved it.
Went there for the food. LOL