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Monday, August 14, 2006

Word of the Day... and Tip of the Century...

Roaming around a place I'm not familiar with is usually the best way for me to get acquainted with the city. Anywho... that's how I happened across a Christian bookstore and decided to venture in... seeing as how I haven't found one in this next of the woods since I've been here.

Anyway... my finding the bookstore... nor the bookstore itself is why I make this post. It's the 15 seconds of events that happened immediately as soon as I stepped out of the store.

Three rednecks happened to walk by me and the last one happened to take look at me. Then he took an immediate second look. (I'm used to the second looks by now. It seems that after a while people finally get used to an Asian around these parts. Because ladies and gents... I'm not just a minority in the city I currently reside in... I am "THE" minority. But I digress...)

He gave the typical, "Hey... how you doin'?" And the look-over from top to bottom and back up again.

Then there was about a three second pause where all I could think was "I just came out of a Christian bookstore and I get hit on... by a redneck... of all times," before I did the first thing that came to mind.

I gave him a big fat honest to goodness smile and put my hands together, loudly said (almost to the point of shouting) in a very Asian accent that I don't have, "KONITCHIWA!", with an emphasis on the last syllable. And then bowed slightly (still smiling of course).

He looked startled and didn't know what to do. I simply got in my car, rolled down the windows and started to laugh. One of the redneck's friends said to him, "Dude, you are a dumb@ss." And I went on my merry way.

So tip of the century... if a person randomly hits on you at the most random time of day or series of events... pretend you don't speak English. Seriously... all it takes is one word :)... I'm sooo not Japanese... heck I don't even know if I spelled it right on the screen... but I sure did say it with relish.

Word of the Day... heck Word of the Month... "Konitchiwa!"


Blogger IAMB said...

You just totally made my day with that one. Not sure if I'll be done laughing by the time I go to bed.

Great response!

1:56:00 PM  
Blogger Carmel said...

Anytime ;)

7:06:00 PM  
Blogger Maggie Rosethorn said...

Carmel--wonderful! I just choked on my chexmix, I was laughing so hard!

5:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Shygetz said...

That was great!

11:04:00 AM  
Blogger Carmel said...

Yee-haw folks... yee-haw!

12:23:00 PM  
Blogger IAMB said...

*picks up banjo and begins picking away like crazy*

4:16:00 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

That's hilarious! I'm from the South (which definitely has an overabundance of rednecks...though they can be found everywhere) and I wish I had thought of that!

5:37:00 PM  
Blogger Hoopy Frood said...

Hi-larious! Nice work and good tip. I'll have to keep that in mind :-)

And very close with the spelling, it's "konichiwa"... no "t"

8:32:00 PM  
Blogger Carmel said...

thank you for the connection :) i kept forgetting if it had a "T" or not lol...

8:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Little Irish Girl said...

thats awsome, I live in a community of rednecks and biggots, I know how it feels, I'll be using this one from now on

4:17:00 PM  

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