So we went up to Northern Ireland again this week, twice actually. And I went to a petrol station, I went in, got a coffee (huge treat for me, I love getting takeaway coffee) and then went to the counter after getting the attendant in a fluster because the vanilla dispenser wasn’t working. I compromised. I had caramel. Anyway!
I stood there on the opposite side of the scratch cards and said oh yes, number 2 as well please, she then got me a number 2 scratch card instead of ringing in pump number 2 while I looked on with bewilderment (I never get scratch cards). So me being English (maybe) And also not wanting to look stupid or embarrass her, decided not to make a fuss. But I couldn’t possibly say pump number 2 now so I just mumbled “25 petrol as well”. “What?” 25 petrol, it’s there (vague pointing to car) and paid and left.
The upside is I found the whole situation hilarious and that I won my scratch card money back. I was also slightly curious whether I’d win millions too… I didn’t, but a fiver back is good enough 😬.
It’s sometimes a language/accent barrier, but I think this time was just a general misunderstanding. I think…