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It’s A Smaller World Than You Think

, , , , , | Friendly | May 27, 2021

I’m on holiday from the UK to America and I end up staying with friends of a friend. They are a lovely couple, not exactly the travelled type. They are regularly shocked when I mention that we also have certain brands or TV channels, and they couldn’t comprehend how big or old some of England is.

Me: “I was going to get some things to make us all dinner tonight.”

Friend: “Oh, I can’t wait to taste some European food.”

Me: “Err, sure, you could call it that. Is there a store nearby? Anything on a bus route?”

Friend: “Oh, don’t worry about that; I will take you. Hey, there’s an English woman who works there! Maybe you know her?”

Me: “I doubt that; there are fifty million of us.”

Friend: “Really? Well, she is about your age, so you might know her.”

She drives me to the store later that day. We’re walking around when I feel a tap on my shoulder. I turn around and a worker is standing there.

Worker: “Sorry, but is your name [My Name]?”

Me: “Yes?”

Worker: “I thought it was you. It’s [Worker]. We went to school together!”

[Worker] joined us for drinks that weekend. It was great to see her again, but I think I’ve ruined my host’s idea of the UK!

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