Thursday, 16 June 2011

Je m'appelle Carly

On the telephone with an cheery representative from the Department of Motor Vehicles, arranging to take the California driving test:

Her: "Your accent is lovely! Where are you from, France?"  
Me: "No, I'm actually English." 
Her: "Cool! I was thinking either French or British, it just sounds so nice. What's your name?" 
Me, rather pleased: "It's Carly." 
Her, suddenly sounding CRUSHINGLY disappointed: "Oh. I totally did not expect you to have a name like that."


  1. Someone in a shop recently asked me where I was from, because apparently my name looked Russian...

  2. Ah, that famous Slavic name 'Simon'...