I thought Russians were beautiful!

Talk about putting both your feet and an extra one in your mouth!  Misspeaking has happened to the best of us and unfortunately, even the most eloquent are not immune from it.

I was out for a hike with an international mix of people and had to take a one hour train ride to the starting point.  Introductions were being made all round. One lady was visiting on duty from Peru and was quite excited, this being her first visit to Europe.  She got chatting to one of the other hikers.

Peru Lady (PL):  Where are you from?  (Quite a common question when introductions are made).

Russia Lady (RL):  I am from Russia.

PL, looking shocked:  What?  You are from Russia? (All our ears perked up because this sounded like an interesting conversation).

RL:  Yes, I am.  You look surprised.  Why?

PL:  All the Russians I have seen are skinny, tall very beautiful with flawless skin.

RL:  Where did you see Russians who only look like that?

PL:  On a reality TV show in Peru.

The Russian lady was not impressed with the answer but was understanding that PL had not been exposed to other cultures and responded diplomatically that reality TV shows are not real and do not represent the real situation.  PL realized her mistake and stammered that she thought RL was equally beautiful, etc.




9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gallivanta
    Feb 11, 2016 @ 10:12:48

    Oh dear, oh dear. 😦 But we all make mistakes.


  2. Sonel
    Jan 20, 2016 @ 04:30:44

    Life does teach us all kinds of lessons and it’s true. All of us have been there and made mistakes like that. 😀


  3. anotherday2paradise
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 20:52:26

    Sometimes it’s best to keep quiet. 😍 Really a case of opening your mouth and putting your foot in it. 😳


    • Zambian Lady
      Jan 21, 2016 @ 17:45:43

      It is better to be quiet sometimes, but I guess there are times when we realize when it’s too that our mouth zoomed off before we thought through our comments.


      • anotherday2paradise
        Jan 21, 2016 @ 17:58:25

        Yes, definitely so. My sister once put her foot in it when she asked a friend she hadn’t seen for a while, “So, when is your baby due, can’t be too long now?” Turned out the friend wasn’t pregnant, but had just put on a lot of weight. How do you get out of that one? 🙂

      • Zambian Lady
        Jan 22, 2016 @ 10:27:33

        a) Apologize profusely (while making sure you don’t put an extra foot in your mouth) and hope you are forgiven b) pretend you did not say anything wrong . c) Say it was your naughty alter ego that said the wrong thing. Seriously, I don’t know how you can get out of this – it’s tricky.

      • anotherday2paradise
        Jan 22, 2016 @ 12:03:13


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