Conversations with a Polish boy, part 8.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011



him: i told every one in my family that you couldn't understand half of the king's speech.
me: that is true. sometimes the british accent is really hard for me to understand.
him: i told them that you had to ask me, the non-native english speaker, to translate what they were saying into american english!
me: and did you tell them why you were able to do that so easily?
him: yeah, that i used to live in london, and that the accent isn't hard for me to understand.
me: so your understanding of the dialogue had nothing to do with there being polish subtitles on the screen?
him: well....probably, but i didn't mention that part when i told my family about it.

[watching the office, jim comes on screen]
him: you didn't tell me ashton kutcher was on this show!

[watching the notebook, ali's dad comes on screen]
him: heeeey, alec baldwin!

him: i told every one in my family that you couldn't understand half of the king's speech.
me: that is true. sometimes the british accent is really hard for me to understand.
him: i told them that you had to ask me, the non-native english speaker, to translate what they were saying into american english!
me: and did you tell them why you were able to do that so easily?
him: yeah, i used to live in london, that accent isn't hard for me to understand.
me: so your understanding of the dialogue had nothing to do with there being polish subtitles on the screen?
him: well....probably, but i didn't mention that part when i told my family about it.

him: i'm so annoyed with my cousin.
me: the one in new york?
him: yes. she won't email me back. i emailed her last week and usually she writes back right away. it's been 7 days.
me: maybe she's traveling?
him: no, she can't be traveling! she had a baby 5 days ago!
me: ...and you didn't think that could have something to do with her lack of response?
him: no! if anything, she should be replying faster, she's just sitting at home with a baby, probably bored.
me: ...you have so much to learn.

him: i was so afraid i would cry in the notebook. i kinda can't believe i didn't.
me: really? i've never seen you cry in a movie.
him: well, you weren't here when i was watching the michelle obama documentary. that was really emotional.
me: really? you cried during a michelle obama documentary?
him: no, but i wet my eyes.

25 comments:

debbiecutieface said...

hahahaha hilarious. Especially love the cousin one

Mackenzie said...

bahahahaha the pringle incident one is priceless!

Lauren said...

haha! My favorite is where he was mad his cousin hadn't responded yet because she'd just had a baby!!!!

Sunny & Star said...

Adorable pictures.
I love your conversation. Made me smile.

mjölk eller vatten said...

this is the best thing i've read in weeks, love your blog :)

Nicole said...

HAHA! love it! "The Pringles Incident" sooo funny.

Alivia said...

This just made my day. Love these. :)

Jenni @ Story of My Life said...

lmfao!!!! This is freaking hilarious. Who IS this guy??? :P

(the cousin not returning the email and the michelle obama documentary are my favs)

Wear The Canvas said...

haha. the title of this is awesome

Becky H. said...

lol! SO funny! My favorite part: "...she's just sitting at home with a baby, probably bored." HAHA! love it! ... and "I wet my eyes.." LOL... too funny!

I'm Jenn said...

This is the first post of this series of yours I have read. I am definitely going back to read the others. Very funny!

kimberly rae said...

hahah!! i love especially the "pringle incident" and the cousin!

love these posts!!

Petite Voyageur said...

haha, the michele obama documentary. priceless.

hayley j said...

haha the "pringle incident" i feel like there is a "death by chip" story behind it... :)

Jan said...

Love the Michelle Obama one and the cousin one!!

Lindsay said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA these are all hysterical!!!

Elle said...

hahahah love that he didnt tell his family that there were Polish subtitles!! so funny

Saara said...

this made my day :) :) :) I almost wet my eyes of laughing :) :) :)

Chelsea said...

i wet my eyes.

hahaha i loved it.

seriously. i am starting a petition for yall to BOTH to a vlog.


1.Chelsea
ANYONE ELSE WITH ME???

Jasmine said...

I love the cousin one! You're conversations always make me laugh :D

Harley said...

These are seriously so funny. You should write a book or something

Megan said...

im so laughing at the comment about "the kings speech". i seriously can NOT understand a british accent either first of all...it's worse than an accent from louisiana for me. and why is it that i feel like i know piotr?! LOL...these conversations kill me (and sadly, are part of what i endure in everyday life with my boyfriend too).

Nuha said...

bahahaha these are seriously my favorite things ever :)

Brissa said...

i feel like on every single one of your "conversations with a polish boy" posts i say the same thing. sorry if it gets old, but i can't help it. it never ceases to amazing me how they keep getting better. i agree with harley, please write a book.

Rachel said...

We really are going to be great friends. Also, I too find myself tearing up a little when I hear about Michelle Obama...(and tearing up a lot when I hear about Kate middleton, but that is totally normal)