Thursday 29 August 2002

i'm just a girl

So there I was at the petrol/gas station last night, with my head under the bonnet/hood of my car. After putting air in my tyres/tires, I decided to top up my windscreen/windshield fluid (don't you love this simultaneous translation?). A guy around my age popped his head round and asked if I needed any help, but hastened to add, "I'm not asking because you're a woman! I just thought maybe you need some help." I assured him that I was okay and thanked him for asking, he left with a smile and later drove by and gave me a wave. Stuff like this restores my faith in humanity.

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