Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Blonde moments

We all have them.

Last night, I was at a pub (well, technically a seafood) quiz evening. Which my team won... just have to throw that out there. And yes, we're general-knowledging gimps.

I digress.

One of the questions was: which two countries have recently been added to the EU?
After some muttered deliberation, the quizmaster repeats the question: Which two countries have been added to the European Union?

"Oooh!" shrieks my brother's girlfriend, "that's a clue! Now we know they're European!"

It may come as no surprise to learn that her team came last, by a fairly substantial margin.
(Disclaimer: I'm allowed to call her a dumbass because I always make a habit of mocking people I adore. Kisses La-la!)

Aaaaanyway, it got me thinking about other dumbass comments that have said...

Like me recounting this same story to a colleague at work today, and her jumping in with an enthusiastic "Oh, which country was it? Spain? Oh... maybe not" as I stared at her in mouth-gaping silence.

Is our knowledge of Europe really so shocking?

Another dear friend who has been the source of hours of entertainment, was watching the weather report on Sky news when she commented that she can never figure out where London is in the 3D map on the screen... "Well," I replied, "you're looking at a map of Italy for a start..."

Precious.

Of course, I am not without fault. Just this weekend, I saw two gentlemen strolling down the road wearing their yamulkas so I decided to wish them Happy Ramadan.

"It's roshashana, you idiot," my mother informed me.

I really should brush up on my religious knowledge then. Fortunately, the gentlemen in question didn't hear any of this, so it didn't get too awkward...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah, the glory of the simple blonde moment that makes getting up in the morning so much more worth while in the hope that one will experience of these precious day-making events. I am so glad that I never let my impression of superior knowledge slip, the only time I ever open my mouth is to simply swop feet! I shouldnt speak to people!

Koekie said...

haha... Scrubs.

I'm lovin' it.

Peas on Toast said...

Lol! "It's Rosh Hashana you stupid idiot."

Pricless.

Koekie said...

Pot-ay-toe, tom-aaah-toe...

Political correctness 'R' me.

helsbels said...

The kick ass team who won the pub (sea food) are quickly losing momentum. Hopefully they can redeem themselves on the quiz nite lite...

Champagne Heathen said...

Ukraine and Romania?? Man, I rock at pub quizzes!

I am less likely to call them "blonde moments" as I am to call them "hangovers".

Koekie said...

Champers... you get half a point. It was Romania and Bulgaria.

I'm still thrilled about my sneaky meeting (well, technically 'tripping over') with Jack Rock at Rosebank. He was looking fairly stressed - not sure if that's preparation for the flight this evening, or a frazzled backlash from the weekend ;-)

montchan said...

they are not added yet. Just approved for membership. The unwashed hordes of the eastern Balkans will join January 1, 2007.
Not that you cared to know that...
;-)

Koekie said...

Thanks Montchan - you are officially added to my 'Phone a friend' list for the next Quiz league ;-)