Monday, January 18, 2010
I'm Such An American!
Last week when Isaac and I were walking to the hospital to get my sonogram, a line of cars was waiting to get into the parking lot. A car pulled up next to us (on our right--remember, we are in England) and a woman got out of the left side of her car and walked past us. Out of the corner of my eye I saw her car rolling. I started yelling at her, "Your car is rolling! Your car is rolling down the hill!!!"
She looked at me funny. It was then I realized that she was the...
passenger--not the driver.
I had an "I'm so American" moment because when I saw someone get out of what I'm used to as the drivers side and saw the car rolling backwards I freaked out that she forgot to put her car in gear and set the brake.
As soon as I realized my mistake I quickly apologized and hastily made it the last 20 yards to the hospital entrance. Apparently I still think like an American driver when I fear there is car chaos happening around me. I forgot all about it until tonight when I told Jon what happened and we had a nice big laugh about it. Good times, good times.
***Tonight we celebrated Jon finishing his first term. He has worked non-stop at writing papers and they were due today. These papers, known as Formatives, are very important for his admittance into the PhD program. We went out to a restaurant called Slug and Lettuce for dinner celebration. (It was our first time eating there on the recommendation of some friends.) When we first moved here I saw the restaurant and thought it must serve gross food--I mean SLUGS? Blech. Actually as far as restaurants go in England, I'd give it an A+! Mondays are 50% off EVERY meal night. Our whole family ate for 20Pounds and Jon even ordered a beer and I had dessert. Had we not ordered the beer and dessert it would have cost the same as our whole family going to McDonalds! So, we got healthy, TASTY food for an awesome price. We will definitely be going back there. I can't tell you how nice it is to find a GOOD food restaurant. It was a good night--especially after the past few weeks --which I'll write about soon.