Saturday, May 13, 2006

Blond and Swedish?

"I hear you are Swedish," said one of the teachers at my present school the other day.
"Who told you that?" I asked in surprise.
"One of the children," she said. "So I suppose you speak swedish, then? Of course, you have got blond hair."
I briefly toyed with the idea of going along with it, inventing an imaginary Scandinavian extended family and then decided it was too much trouble.
"No, I don't know where he got that from," I said.
"Oh," she said, looking at me searchingly as if she didn't really believe me, "But you have got that blond hair......."
(Courtesy of Garnier, yes.)

5 comments:

Dale said...

Sweetish? Absolutely!

gemmak said...

Lol..thatnk heavens for Garnier! ;o)

starcorner said...

I've had that too .... on holiday in crete all the greeters outside the restaurants thought I was swedish or danish!

Beachhutman said...

I once worked with my first wife - we were both teachers at te same school. She was Welsh - her name as Eira.

One day one of the other tachers came up to me with a christmas dinner list or something. I said he could put me down.

"How do you spell your name?" he asked.
"G E O R G E I replied"
"No" he said, "Your second name"
I spelled it. He looked puzzled.
"No" he said, your surname ..... Anira"

It seems someone had said, "Don't forget to ask George and Eira"

Just Sue said...

ROFL!| That is priceless. I had a mental image of the Swedish chef from the Muppet Show as you tried to demonstrate your fluent Swedish! LOL

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