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Friday, July 28, 2006
Today in Cultural Miscommunication
While walking down the street, a Romanian lady approached me and said, “Hello, take my berry for lay?” For a moment, this happily married man and father was shocked. Fortunately, she was selling berries and “lay” or leu is the name of Romanian currency. However, if you are ever in North America, please do not approach anyone with such a question, unless you are in Las Vegas and would like to unite the world through perversity.