Take It Away, Uncle Sam

, , | Right | November 2, 2010

(Fast food places are often referred to as takeaway stores in New Zealand.)

Me: “Hello and welcome to [Fast Food Place]. May I take your order?”

Customer: “So, what is a tar… key… ah… way…?”

Me: “Um, takeaways. As in food you can take away.”

Customer: “Oh, is it a Maori word?”

Me: “No, sir. It’s an English word. May I ask, are you from out of New Zealand?”

Customer: “Yes, I’m from America, but you’re lying about takeaways being an English word. I’ve been to Canada and they don’t use it there!”


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