Saturday, October 27, 2007

'Da Bomb. Otherwise entitled: Why should Britain be any different?

So in true trying-to-be-casual-with-new-people-and-also-funny-fashion, I had one of many Alaska Yankee in King Arthur's Summer Home type blunders.

Scene: Outside The Porter, a pub in George Street (that's right, in George Street, not on)

Characters: Me (Jessi), Matt (new friend from the MA)

Awkward pause, like those common in pubs worldwide

Me: Did you know that every time there's a pause in the conversation, somebody's thinking about Abraham Lincoln?

Another awkward pause. This time it's my fault.

Matt: Yeah, are you quite sure that works over here?

Me (internally): Doh.

Why do I cling so to that joke? It's not even that funny in the States.

8 comments:

Flower said...

Maybe if you said, "...someone is thinking about William Wilberforce." It might have landed better?

Kami said...

You are the only other person besides me that I have ever heard say that! People think I am so weird...

Katrina said...

Well, I thought it was funny.

LK said...

I once told a Canadian (also in a British pub BTW) that Canadians and Americans were basically the same creature. He just stood up and walked away with a disgusted look on his face. Akward moments make us stronger! Love the pics!

LK said...

PS -that's how we say awkward in Texas but not how we spell it ;)

GreenEggsandSam said...

then did you say, '....Centrsal America...hmmm.moving on'

jannell said...

You might want to switch to; " Besides many animals, you know what gets real scared when you wave a torch in front of it? An old man."

Laurilee said...

I am glad your still you!