Mar 27 2014

Geography for the win

The post at Operation Awesome made me think of a
conversation from 15 years ago.

 

Coworker: “Hey, where’s the Portuguese guy?”

Me: “Who?”

Coworker: “You know, the Portuguese guy. Juan or Carlo
or something. The one who’s always talking real fast in that accent no one but you
gets.”

Me: “Pedro? I haven’t seen him today.”

Coworker: “Did he take off?”

Me: “I don’t know. Did he?”

Coworker: “Don’t you people all know each other?”

Me: “What people would that be?”

Coworker: “You know what I mean. Your people.”

Me: “I’m Native American. You said Pedro is Portuguese.
Portugal is in Europe. I believe Europe
is where ‘your people’ came from, isn’t it?”

Coworker: “Not uh. It’s an island off the coast of Florida. Shows what you
know.”

Me: long pause
“Yeah, I’ll give Pedro a smoke signal holler to let him know you’re
looking for him. Bye.”

 

 


Europe Map image

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