Unfiltered Story #201282

, , , | Unfiltered | July 18, 2020

I have an obscure Celtic name which is similar to a very common English name (just one letter different) and so I’m used to people seeing my name badge and asking about it. I’ve lived in East London my whole life and have a strong East London accent.

Customer: Hmm, where are you from?
Me: I’m from London, but my family’s from Scotland.
Customer: Ah, I knew it! You have a strong accent. I can tell you’ve been here a while, but I’d recognise that accent anywhere. I used to live in Glasgow [a city in Scotland with a very strong accent, very unlike the East London one] too.
Me: Oh? Wow, that’s nice.

He walks away looking very proud of himself. I’m still confused, hours later.

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