Amusing Tourist Remark
I didn't think I had been here long enough to have anything to add to this thread.
But just the other day an extended family member asked me:
"How's everything going in the Bahamas?"
"Wonderful! When are you coming to visit?"
When I worked on the Kon Tiki everyone always said, "Wow, you look American..."
My response, "We'll technically, we are STILL IN America." A few glasses of the rum punch and they didn't care where they were!!
My favorite is when we tell friends and relatives that we're planning our next trip back to STJ they ask "why, haven't you already been there?" Need I say more.
Joanne: That "turquoise water" has indeed been bottled and sold. It was years ago at a shop in the Havensight Mall and was a little plastic bag which had sand stuck on the bottom of it along with a couple of tiny shells and then filled with blue water - "a Souvenir from St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands..."
It was also at Havensight Mall where one day I parked my little red roadster to go into a store. The car was a replica of an MGBDT, a fiberglass body over an elongated VW chassis.
As I exited the store I saw a big burly middle-aged tourist off a cruise ship staring at it and, as I got in, he loudly said, "Maaaghty nice car, ma'am!" I thanked him and as I cranked her up, the chap asked me what year it was. I told him it was actually a replica with a fiberglass body atop, etc.
He looked at me as though I were a total idiot and said, "Ma'am, whatayver salesperson you bowt this veeHicle from just took you for one BIG raad, lady. This here is the REAL thang and WHAT a beYOOTY she is too!" Oh well...
Yup, you said it out loud all right, and I'm glad you did!!
You made my day...LOL!!!
I think it's a rule that people turn off their brains when on vacation!
I'm in Branson, MO (Yes in the US).
There is a wonderful cave called Marvel Cave (the earliest tourist attraction in Branson). Over and around the cave is a quite large and a rather nice amuzement park called Silver Dollar City.
My husband worked there as a cave guide and got asked things like: How do you keep the temperature at 56 (or whatever) degrees?
How did they build this cave under the parking lot?
Also, the traffic has, for the past 35 years, moved at about 20 mph on "the strip". It is understood that this is caused by "rubbernecking" by tourists who are determined to read (and perhaps memorize) EVERY STINKING LITTLE GIFT SHOP/CRAP FOR SALE sign along the road. They aren't enjoying the view...the views have been obscured!
A visitor once asked me, "Aren't you bored living here on St. Croix?"
And regarding Teresa's friend's pictures of the K-mart sign, I'll admit that I took pictures of the Home Depot sign when I was on STT for the day. Heck, a Home Depot in the middle of the VI? How could I not take a photo of that!
My visiting friend: "Where's downtown Red Hook?"
BTW, the question about when does the 6 o'clock ferry leave is only funny because it's indeed a question worth asking.