Thursday, September 17, 2009

Grumpy Train

Some Japanese were in my seat on the (crowded) train from Florence back to Rome. Their solicitous tour guide explained they were honeymooners and could not be separated. To the amusement of English-speakers aboard, I observed testily that no doubt they would soon not be separated...
The tour guide perforce gave me her seat, and with frustration and irritation I said Sumimasen to her with as much sarcasm as I could muster. I think this was rather rude of me in retrospect.

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