So, do we get free Poängs?

by statia on August 19, 2008

The Meester took the Mini to the park last night, while I stayed home and took a much needed bath. There was another woman there with her two children. He relayed this to me when he got home, which makes me wish I would have been there, because when he told me, I felt the ache in his brain.

Meester: (talking to the Mini) sesdkfasawhhi ghaekdhe ighag (this would be Norwegian, which is mainly what he speaks to the Mini in, as he’s Norwegian, duh. But I can’t speak or write a lick of it. Even after listening to it).
Woman: What language are you speaking in?
Meester: Norwegian
Woman: Oh, so do you work for Ikea?
Meester: (thinking: bite your tongue) ………….


Deltus August 19, 2008 at 8:25 pm


Tonya August 19, 2008 at 8:59 pm

Oh, my gawd, she so diin’t! I don’t even have a word for how embarrassing it must be to be that clueless.

jesser August 19, 2008 at 11:15 pm

“Yes. Me and all of my countrymen work for IKEA. So, as an American, I assume you are fat and work for McDonald’s and think that Nascar is the height of sophistication.”

Helen August 20, 2008 at 2:18 am

Did the Meester not casually mention that IKEA is Swedish, and the Swedes and the Norwegians are not such good friends, really?

Also, on reading this: hile I stayed home and took a much needed bath. There was another woman there with her two children. my first thought was “There were four of you in the bathtub? And you didn’t think to ask this woman why she’d brought her kids to your tub?”

Then I realized more coffee was definitely needed.

The Meeeeester August 20, 2008 at 5:16 am

Hel’s Bel’s, my “casually mention” comes out as “burn your face off because you are so stupid that I wish to remove you from the gene pool in one wicked flick of my tongue”. I felt it was better her kids did not see that. I know, I know, always thinking about the safety of the kids.

dotty August 20, 2008 at 5:46 am


Tanya August 20, 2008 at 7:32 am

Haha. I have a friend who lives in Toronto, and when he tells people he’s Canadian, they always ask him if he lives in an igloo. Stupid people crack me up (as long as they’re being stupid to someone who isn’t me).

Angela August 20, 2008 at 9:07 am

Sorry, I'm still laughing! I'll try to comment later...
Nope still laughing.
Stupidity never fails to surprise me!

Tiffanni August 20, 2008 at 9:10 am

Are you serious? OMG!

Carrie August 20, 2008 at 9:32 am

My best friend in college in the late 1990s was Swedish and I was stunned by the number of people who would ask her “Do you know ABBA (and/or the Swedish bikini team)?”. What with there only being 6 people in Sweden and all. The rest of us need to figure out a way to benefit from all of the stupid people in the world.

Anita August 20, 2008 at 10:32 am

While travelling in the UK years ago people would find out I was Canadian and always ask if I knew their son/cousin/sister who also lived in Canada. Because we all live in igloos, in the same town, drive to work on our Ski-do’s and sleds.

Thanks for the laugh, it was much needed today.

Chris August 21, 2008 at 5:57 am

That’s hilarious. And kinda wrong.

carol Scott August 21, 2008 at 6:40 am

Have a very happy birthday!!

Camille August 21, 2008 at 7:15 am

oh. my. gosh.

ssfb August 21, 2008 at 7:39 am

aaaaahahahahaha WONDERFUL!

Lenni August 21, 2008 at 9:04 am

No. Freaking. Way. ohhh people are SO AWESOME.

Deltus August 21, 2008 at 1:19 pm

You mean, he doesn’t work for IKEA? I thought the Norwegian government required 10 years of service in IKEA from all Norwegians and their descendants.

Meredith August 21, 2008 at 2:54 pm

This person is obviously an idiot. Everyone knows that it’s the Swedes who all work for Ikea. Norwegians are all vikings. duh.

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