[travel] I have ten girlfriends! (in Canada)
Cast of characters:
- Small-town internet cafe operators #1 and #2 (STICO #1 / #2, both men)
STICO #1: You have such pretty blue eyes.
STICO #1: Hey, [STICO#2] come look at his eyes!
STICO #2: Wow! So blue, and with patterns. Just like spiderman!
Me: Um, thanks.
(a minute passes)
STICO #1: So, are you single?
Me: No. Girlfriend.
STICO #1: How many girlfriends you have?
Me: ... (in a very facetious voice) I have ten girlfriends!
STICO #1: Whoa! Ten?! Wow!
Me: (serious voice) Just kidding. I only have five girlfriends.
(too late... apparently the number is fixed at ten)
STICO #1: He has ten girfriends!
STICO #2: Yeah! Ten girlfriends!
Several other people have now asked me how many girlfriends I have. I typically answer with some number between five and twenty. They have interesting ideas about America.