Tuesday, March 9, 2010

How to make a fool of yourself Kelly Crawford Style

If you would like to come to Dili and get a lot of people to stare at you all you have to do is:
A. Constantly go to the wrong side of the car to get in and be genuinely confused for a few seconds before making the walk of shame to the other side. (I try to do this at least a few times a day)
B. Drive on the wrong side of the road, often. This gives locals an opportunity to honk at you, and who doesn't like to use their horn every now and again
C. Always say "obrigada" to men even though it is the feminine way to say thank you, essentially saying "thanks women" to the male store clerk, gas station attendant, guy selling fish on a stick etc.
D. Take pictures of your daughter in your car port because the light is funky cool and say her name over 100 times in order to get her to look at you. This will give the gardner an opportunity to stare at you while the hose water is flooding all over your now very clean driveway.
You know I do what I can to lift the spirits of those around me by giving them a good laugh... even if it is at my own expense.
Oh and here are those pictures, told you the lighting was funky
"up mom, I've got a little drool... never mind to late"


Elizabeth Moon said...

Haha. Thanks for the laugh. I can only imagine how different things are in Dili!

Katie said...

I feel like a fool all the time. Maybe it's the more kids we have? I love your blog it's fun and I feel like I am learning something about the Dilians.

The Gardener said...

I would love to be your neighbor watching all this! The trying to get in the wrong side of the car is making me laugh. I think I'll be chuckling all night.

K Miller said...

Kelly, You are so funny. I can see me doing the same thing. I know the driving on the wrong side of the road thing would take me forever to get.

Cady said...

I think anything done kelly crawford style is cool, so i don't know how this makes you a fool...;)