I have to tell you this story. It really sums up why I am having so much fun living here.
Chris and I were shopping at our local grocery store, and I had disappeared to the cold deli counter to get a bit of fresh roasted beef for our home-made kebabs that night. I was standing there at the deli counter trying to decide if I wanted what was on display, when the young girl behind the counter began to call the next number for customer service:
"Number 87. 87! 87? OK, number 88. 88! 88?"
I smiled at her and was trying to decide quickly what I wanted to do, when the wonderful man standing next to the ticket stub giver machine, turned to me and said: "I think this may be your ticket." I smiled at him, and realised that my indecision was solved. "Thanks! I appreciate this!" I replied, again smiling at him and waited my turn.
Suddenly I heard: "Number 89. Number 89!"
I quickly looked at my number stub, and seeing 89 called out: "It's me! Wow! I'm the winner!"
I suddenly then realised that I had said that out-loud and laughed, and then realised that the girl behind the deli counter and the kind gentleman who had handed me my winning number were also laughing - hopefully with me, not at me!! But who could blame them!