Apologies for the silence, all i seem to be doing at the moment is study (appropriate with 29 days to go) and sleep. Lots of sleep. Not sure why, but I seem to need it. Anyway, yesterday I went out and two people I spoke to commented on my lovely accent. The second went on to ask if I was Italian so we’ll ignore him. But the first was in the wonderful Bagel shop I’ve been frequenting – best bagels in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anyway, this lovely guy asked me if I’d brought my didge, we laughed and it reminded me of a late night dialogue there a couple of weeks back that I’d forgotten to share with you:
Me digging in my purse for the right coins while the patient service lady waits.
Lady: “One more dime.”
Me: “What’s a dime? We don’t have them in Australia.”
Lady: “5 cents.”
Guy pulling bagels from the over: “Yes you do, in Sydney.”
Me, looking up surprised and smiling: “No, I’m pretty sure we don’t have dimes in Australia.”
Guy: “Yes in Sydney, there’s a bagel store in Sydney now.”
Me smiling: “Really? But no dimes.”
Guy: “Yes, in Sydney.”
I really should get out more often.