Friday, December 02, 2005

Foot in Mouth

The hospital chaplain stopped by our display to pick out a gift for his wife. He found what he was looking for straight away; a pair of cube-shaped hematite earrings to match the bracelet the missus already owns.

The transaction was completed and he was on his way, when he complimented me on my vintage Siam crystal drops. Jesee then quipped that he likes the rack even more. The look on the poor chaplain's face was priceless. At a loss for words, he shyly smiled and walked away.

When I explained to Jesee that "rack" is also slang for breasts, he was most embarrassed. All that he meant to say was that he liked the mannequin better. Ingleesh is so confuzing!