Wednesday, 21 January 2009

The Old Greek Neighbour Lady has confirmed it

"Hello Helen"

"Hi, How are you?"

" Good, Good"

(awkward pause) - these happen often because she can't understand a word I say, so I have given up trying to have a conversation with her.

Greek Neighbour Lady: "You Fat. Having baby?"

Me: (in complete shock) "No, just eat too much I guess"

Mind you, she wont be winning any Greek beauty pageant any time soon.

6 comments:

Melanie said...

um, that's just rude.

the end

Amelia and Elliott Smith said...

WHAT?! You are NOT fat! I would just assume that she has a hard time translating what she is REALLY trying to say.... maybe...

DeNae said...

OK, I laughed right out loud at this one, Helen! This has happened to me EXACTLY 10 times. Ten. Times. Twice in Spanish.

I finally started telling people, "Yes, we are expecting! Any day now I will give birth to a seven pound chocolate chip cookie!"

Oh, the looks on their faces! It's TOTALLY worth it!!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

She did NOT. Just chalk it up at a major cultural faux pas and dont' take it too seriously. I could think of many sassy comebacks, but in a Christian spirit, I think I'll bite my tongue...

Hel said...

Lainie - she's a very rude lady by nature. Those Greeks just can't stop yelling at people.

Mills - thanks. I guess she was saying that I am fatter than before. Still not nice!

DeNae - Is this the life I have to look forward to? I life of constant humiliation?

Steph - you have no idea how many retorts I thought of as I was retreating... I guess maybe it's a good thing I can never think of them at the time.

CaJoh said...

Ouch. Perhaps this is why I never ask the women I know if they are pregnant— because if they are not they are offended. And even if they are— they should have told me anyway. I would never tell a woman that she's fat.