In Need Of A Worldly EdUKation, Part 2

, , , , | Friendly | March 11, 2014

(I am a British tourist visiting New York City. I am waiting at a subway station in Queens, when a woman approaches me.)

Woman: “Excuse me; what trains do I need to get to [Place]?”

(As it turns out, I am very familiar with the subway system.)

Me: “Oh, you just need to take [trains and stations].”

Woman: “Gee. Thanks! Hey, you’re from England, right?”

Me: “Yes.”

Woman: “Whereabouts?”

Me: “Oh, Folkestone in Kent. About an hour or so from London.”

Woman: “Do you know [Name]? She lives in Stoke-on-Trent!”

(Stoke-on-Trent is about 230 miles and four hours drive from Folkestone.)

Me: “No. I don’t, I’m afraid.”

Woman: “Oh, she’s only just moved there. You’ll probably meet her at the store or something! England’s such a small country. Say hi to her for me! My name’s [Her Name]!”

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