Wednesday, December 21, 2005

We just had an American tourist in the shop asking if our knitting patterns were in ENGLISH. The mind boggles. I told Heather she should have responded in made-up funny-talk. To paraphrase Eleanor Lavish, they really should make travellers pass a test at the airport.

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Uh, what had she been listening to since she left the airport? Peter once had a tourist in the Botanical Gardens Shop asking if the books on Aus native plants were available in German! :)
» M-H [www] » 2005-12-21 14:34:18
Nah, mate, they're in strine. "Cast on 50 stitches or thereabouts on whatever needles you can get at the local general store with some wool, mate, then knit till ya billy boils and increase a bit, knit more and cast off and bobs your uncle"
» Miss Helen [www] » 2005-12-21 23:13:09
that's pretty funny. and scary.

mark and i are headed to 'stray-ya tomorrow. hooray! i would like to think that we would pass the traveler's test at the airport with flying colours. :o)
» Kristen [www] » 2005-12-22 03:24:26
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