The lady next to me has requested a panini at least three times and has only just actually got an order in. It’s like a bloody pantomime, I almost didn’t have to pay for my drink because the lady forgot. My conscience however would not allow me to deprive them of their money so I pulled another woman down and paid, am I good person or what?
Peering round Larry I start to play Guess the Flavour, when Christian once again helps me out and starts to translate the flavours he knew as best he could. We weren’t sure about some of the odd looking flavours, however popcorn flavoured ice cream rather took my fancy. Popcorn? In ice cream? How peculiar.
I was so distracted by life that he ended up reminding me pretty much all the time, leaving a running joke that we were husband and wife, until he went bankrupt and joined the war, leaving me alone without children. His only inheritance were properties on the west side.
It was very confused why it couldn’t eat the delicious cheesy goodness, and instead kept getting squirted with cold water whenever it was presented by the weird humans. Why else would it be on the big circle thing? Is the circle thing not a sitting place for a kitten to eat from?
As she walked away, Larry looked at me and confirmed that I had had no clue what on earth was going on. My age old tactic of nodding and smiling had actually worked! Normally I just end up in weird situations my awkwardness can’t handle and I’m leagues out of my comfort zone.
It took 3 hours to reach our destination, it was only meant to take 2 I swear. The mewing kittens called out from behind us, desperate cries in symphony pleading for release, only pausing to nap in the summer heat before beginning again. The traffic stretched for only a few miles but the snail pace speeds made them last an age. The fjords, mountains and trees passed by, half in an awe inspiring view, half as just trees.
The ends of a stone building alone on a hill top surrounded by urban houses, two smokers lounge within the stone work with their dog, moving away from me so I could not hear their Norwegian conversation. I mean it probably would have been cooler if I was able to read the explanation sign… but the language barrier once again stumped me.