Every now and then I hear or read something or see something that makes me think of that favourite Australian saying -
"It could only happen in America!"
"I like my tropical islands spoilt"
Middle-aged woman in the jacuzzi at Waikiki, discussing why prefers O'ahu to Maui.
"Oh and I just love the Gods Must be Crazy."
Guy at drug company dinner, talking about all the great Aussie films that he has seen. Africa/Australia...both a long way away and start with A so its close enough I guess!
" East Timor - that's kind of like Australia's Vietnam isn't it?"
A classmate on a USAF course. To which I replied, a. We had a Vietnam too and b. No - nothing like it!!!!!
"Never heard of it"
A shop assistant responding to my enquiry as to whether they had any bacon. The average Virginian has a little trouble with my accent!
"If I entered the race (for President) at the 11th hour I'd win. That's why I'm not running"
Jesse 'The Body'
Ventura, Governor of Minnesota and former professional wrestler,
"Opera. Its better than you think. It has to be!"
Television slogan of the Baltimore Opera Company,
"Oh I just lurve your accent. I wish I had an accent"
A checkout girl in the heart of Virginia.
"Are you from outta state?"
A Texan upon hearing my accent. Everyone else asks me what country I'm from but it matters little in egocentric Texas.
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