Monday, March 21, 2005

Good Carp!

Hey, I just said, "Jonapot kivanok," with eye contact, to some man in the stairwell, and he said nothing back to me! What the hell? Az nem jo! Probably because instead of saying "Good day," I said something like, "Good carp!" without realizing it. And he probably thought it best to ignore the crazy lady.

I am doubting even the soundness of my Hungarian greetings, because I just had lunch at the Turkish place, and I was trying to order my felafel with spicy sauce, but instead I ordered it with shoes.

Sigh. When will the humiliation end?

Actually, I would dig a one-stop shop felafel and shoe store.

I was also in the Turkish place when I noticed that motherhood looks like a real pain in the ass. There was this poor woman struggling with her child and this big contraption stroller thing, and then all these other bags and coats and stuff. How do women do that? Why do they want to do that? You can't tell me that doesn't suck. If I had a kid, I would lose it. I've lost three pairs of mittens and two scarves this winter. I don't know how I haven't lost my little knit cap, but I have dropped it 800 times, and strangers have been kind enough to alert me and pick it up for me. If it's not attached to my body in some substantial way-- you know, like pants-- then I will leave it somewhere. So that's why I can't have a kid: I would lose it.

And maybe that's another reason I shouldn't have a kid: tendency to refer to children as "it."

2 Comments:

At 5:05 PM, Blogger Vándorló said...

Obviously all you need is a nanny. They are much harder to lose.

My 'best' mistake was to mix up 'sarok' and 'szarok'. One is a 'corner', while the other clearly isn't.

And I still blush.

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger Irma Vep said...

Szegeny Vandorlo! I feel your pain!

 

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