A slightly different variation on Gutter’s episode of Monday mornings.
So I walked into my local shop by the tube station today. I would try and type this in Thanglish but it wouldn’t do it justice!
Cute – ish guy who works in the shop (CGWWITS): Are you from SL? (In English)
Me: Yes. (In English)
CGWWITS: Tamil ah? (In Tamil now)
Me: Yes I’m Tamil. (In English)
CGWWITS: Are you working or studying? (Brownie points for thinking I still look young enough to be studying! – In Tamil)
Me: Yes I am.
CGWWITS: Oh. Whereabouts? (Still in Tamil)
Me: Mentions a vague area of London.
CGWWITS: Oh, ok. So what’s your name? (In Tamil still)
Me: Thank you, bye… *pays for goods and literally legs it out of the shop* (Definitely in English!)