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Educating Rika

April 13, 2010

The scene:  Sunday afternoon, Husband and I, in the video shop.

The following conversation took place in English because, although we live in Holland, we never, ever watch films with Dutch dialogue and anyway it sounds stupid if you combine the two by going up to the counter and saying “Goeden avond, hebben jullie ‘The Secret Lives of Pippa Lee’ alstublieft?”

So, where were we?  Oh yes, in Videoland, standing empty-handed at the counter, waiting to be served.

Sales Girl (sitting on the back counter, eating an apple and swinging her leg, clocking that we didn’t have a DVD box in hand): Can I help you?

Me: Have you got ‘An Education?’

Sales Girl: Erm, yes, some.  I mean, what?  I left school at 16…


2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2010 10:18 pm

    love it!
    And did they have the fillum? If so, did you like it?

    • purplejake permalink*
      April 15, 2010 6:55 am

      No, unfortunately, they didn’t. They hadn’t even heard of it which goes some way to explaining her reaction to my question… Must admit, I couldn’t stop tittering as we left the shop and I realised that to her I must have sounded like one of those disapproving old ladies who tut at everything and speak Very Loudly to make sure everyone knows how disgruntled they are.

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