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A Matter of Etiquette

   A year or so ago I was at a bar on a date and I needed to use the restroom. There was only one bathroom and it was occupied. A young, blonde woman stood behind me in the short line, which consisted of me and her. To fill the silence I made a joke: “If it smells in there when I come out, it’s because of the guy who’s in there now.”

  It was an attempt to turn a slightly uncomfortable moment into a light-hearted moment. Read more

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6 Responses

  1. “If it smells in there when I come out, it’s because of the guy who’s in there now.”

    Love your joke. Would never had thought of it, nevermind saying it.

    I appreciate almost all of the stuff you’ve given us almost everyday.

  2. Hilarious! I would have non flushed the poop.
    But one question…she WAS an American?
    I mean, I might fathom some animosity from her if
    she was European (soccer hooligans!)but most
    Yanks see the Brits as a breath of fresh air
    because you ARE so polite. Too many
    Americans have the social graces of a wolverine.
    Yep, you should have left the Brit Bomb
    in the toilet.

  3. But I like you and Benny Hill.

  4. I’ve had English people in England treat me like dirt because they hear an American accent. Why can’t we all just get along?! People, they ain’t no good.

  5. http://accent.gmu.edu/browse_atlas.php

    Here’s a website that exams accents. Maybe helpful
    for your next encounter.

    Thanks for the Monday morning lift Brit.

  6. […] Behavio(u)r” and this one may or may not make the cut. I already have a pretty good story about waiting in line for a restroom, and I surely don’t want to make it seem as if The Bay Area Brit spends his free time loitering […]

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