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Goodbye Miss South America!
  • It had been 12 hours since I stepped out of my door, went from job A, and all the way to job B. Suddenly, on my way back there is this peculiar group of children staring at me. I am listening to Yann Tiersen and it crosses my mind that I could have forgotten to wear pants so, I discreetly check with my right hand and it is confirmed, I am wearing clothes. Panic is interrupted by a loud request:
  • Group of children in unison: Excuse me, Excuse me!
  • Girl: Hola!
  • At this point I am still wearing my headphones but who can say no to a clearly pronounced 'Hola'? - So I took off the headphones, kept walking and responded:
  • Wendy: Hola!
  • Girl: Excuse me, missus... where are you from?
  • Wendy: Where do you think?
  • Boy: Taiwan!!!
  • [giggling and still walking slowly] Wendy: Neeeh
  • Boy2: China!
  • [still walking away] Wendy: Nop
  • [Very loud] Girl: India?!?!
  • [now a few meters away] Wendy: Noooo
  • Girl: Germany!... India, no?
  • Wendy: No, no. Come on, try another one.
  • Boy2: Russia!!! yes, Russia!
  • [everybody can hear our dialogue, it is very loud] Wendy: Don't think so
  • Boy: Japan???
  • [saying goodbye with a hand gesture and certainly far away] Wendy: Noooo
  • [shouting] Girl: Missus, where are you frooooom?
  • Wendy: Mexico!
  • Children in unison: Wooooooooooooooow!
  • Girl: You are so cool!
  • Just right in front of me a stunning landscape, I smile surprised and proud of the nice comments and then the girl adds:
  • Girl: Goodbye Miss South America!!
  • Arrived home, getting a good laugh for free. God bless Ireland.