This week has been irritating. England is wearing thin on me. I’ve been here too long. I have not adjusted to the culture here and honestly, I don’t want to.
Four things this week have tipped me over the edge:
1. “Do your kids look half-cast?”
First of all OMG! Who says that? My children are not ‘half-cast’ and we are NOT living in 1945, it is NOT ok to say that to someone. My beautiful children are half Asian Indian, half White American. They have a beautiful olive skin, amazing brown eyes, and the most luscious medium brown locks a child could have. My children will forever be more beautiful that you, you horrible woman with bleach blond hair and pasty white – too much fake tan skin. I forever hate you and your parents who taught you that is ok to speak so rudely and think so backwards.
2. “You have to accept the fact that your kids are British.”
Um, no, I don’t. As an aquantince of mine you cannot dictate my children’s nationality, which is American. We are living in Britian, we are NOT British. We will not live here forever. Considering the fact that all of our close friends here are not from here and the majority of them are either American or Cananadian they are growing up with a North American culture and not a British one.
3. “We’ll get those children speaking properly.”
Again, WE ARE NOT BRITISH, therefore, we will not speak British English, or say things like vit-a-min. Its vite-a-min. We don’t add the letter U where it does not belong. My name is MOMMY not MUMMY and if you ask my 5 year old to write that in a card he won’t. We throw things in the garbage not the bin, and for Gods sake toffee is only ONE kind of food!
4. Apparently the MET office changed the first day of Spring to March 1 in 2006. WHY?!?! Because its ‘easier to remember’.
That is so stupid I just have no comment with out swearing, I’ll leave you to ponder that.
We are still waiting on the interview date for the job in Riyadh, its supposed to be in April sometime. The sooner the better, I need a change. There have been emails from other recruiters regarding jobs in the UAE, which is my first choice but I’m not hopeful for any of those right now.
Trying to keep my spirits up this week and try not to speak to any idiots as well.