Mad Scientess Jane Expat (nanila) wrote,
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Anglification

After clearing immigration at Newark Airport, I headed out to look for the trains. I found an information desk, and after standing in front of it timidly for a couple of minutes, one of the ladies behind the desk exclaimed, "Can I help you?"

"What's the best way to get to New York Penn Station?"

She gave me directions and told me to purchase a ticket ($15) before I boarded the train. I thanked her and started to walk away. Then I remembered something and turned back to her.

"Sorry, one more question, can one purchase a return?"

She stared at me as if a small but perfectly formed baby had sprung out of my forehead. "Ummmm...no, I don't think you can do that."

I apologised, thanked her, apologised again and left.

Help me, I can't speak American any more.
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