Things I will no longer hear:
– The question “Is it Miss or Mrs”?
– Shopkeepers calling me “duck” or “love”
Things I will no longer say:
– “Thanks” every time I get off a bus
– “Sorry” each time I bump into someone – or they bump into me – or I try to get past someone in a shop – or (just to be safe) any time there is anyone anywhere near me 🙂
15 years ago all those things felt very strange – now I actually miss them! Funny the things that grow on you…
Two countries divided by a common language
Do I say cell phone or mobile? Faucet or tap? Loo or bathroom? Do I make a point of not using American terms? Or do I just “go with the flow”, and blend in with the Americans around me? My poor brain is quite messed up, that’s for sure!