Saturday, October 08, 2005

An Accent That Gets Me Noticed, But Not Remembered

Chris is in Maryland doing a 100 mile bike ride today. It's been pouring rain for the past 24 hours. I'm worried he's going to wreck and hurt himself. He's very good at wrecking and hurting himself. I need him not to wreck and hurt himself.

TB will help me pick out some new specs this afternoon. I've had these ones for three years. Frames are getting bigger again. That makes me happy because I never really liked the tiny ones.

I use the optometrist connected to the store I usually buy my glasses. This is how this afternoon is going to play down:

I'll walk into his office and say something (i.e. "Good afternoon, I'm Rebecca.").

On hearing me speak his eyes will light up and he'll ask "Are you from Pittsburgh?"

I'll respond, "Yes, I graduated from Woodland Hills. You're from Connelsville. Our high schools both have kick ass football teams."

"Oh, we've had this conversation before. I'm sorry. I get so many people through here."

"That's OK. I only come around every 2 or 3 years. I don't expect you to remember me."

"So, is your family still in the area?"

3 Comments:

At 12:58 PM, Blogger Charlie Jensen said...

Your accent is adorable. I try not to have one myself, but when I get drunk I quickly slip back into my Wisconsin-Minnesota accents (yes, they're different) and embarrass myself with those elongated oooooooos.

 
At 9:50 PM, Blogger Phatback said...

I can't wait to see your new glasses, Sally Jesse!

 
At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A note about crashes, rain, bicycling and long rides.
1) there was no crash
2) there was LOTS of rain
3) the ride was only 43% as long as expected

Try being chilly (not super chilly, just chilly when you stop riding/working) and being wet for over 12 hours. It's not as glorious as it sounds. The ride was cut short due to weather, rider endurance, outside expectations and a common cold.

It was fun though... aside from all that.

 

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