Thursday, 21 May 2009

How much?

Some friendly Canadians.

'Can we have this ammonite, please?'
'Of course. Would you like a stand to go with it? They're sixty pence.'
'How much is that?'
'Sixty pence. 60p.'
'But how much is that?'
'Em. Well. A bit more than 50p; a bit less than 70p. Point six of a pound. What do you mean?'
'Oh - like sixty cents?'
'A bit, yes.'
'Ok. We'll have one.'


Andrew said...

Cracked Sylvie up

Matt Dale said...

It was a strange conversation. I asked them how long they had been in the country. They had been in the UK for three days, mainland Europe beforehand. Currency fatigue.