Jill and Jonny

Jill and Jonny

Saturday, 1 August 2009

So the conversation went something like this...

Angkor Wat - whao, it really was a magical place, but after being asked for the 1408th time whether or not I wanted to buy a tourist guide, my patience had begun to wear a little thin. Then, one of the little sales people, a maybe 10 year old girl, tried a different sales pitch. She said, "If I can tell you the capital of your country, will you buy from me?" To which I replied, "No!" To which she said, "Where are you from, lady?" Ï replied, "Ireland". She said, "Ï know the capital of Ireland". I cleverly replied, "But I bet you don't know the capital of Northern Ireland". She sweetly smiled, and said "Belfast... Now you buy from me lady?" I said, "No". Jonny says I'm heartless!!!

She then turned to Jonny and said, "Now I ask you a question, if you can answer I go away, if not you buy from me". Fancing himself as a bit of a quiz buff, he said "No problem". She asked him what was the capital of Madagascar. Doh! Needless to say, he then had to make a purchase...