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McTAVGE 27.05.2020 15:06

Everybody knows somebody...
 
...is what the Blues Brothers should have been singing! I was reminded, and I accepted it, that one needs to be cautious when mentioning someone else on this forum, because Switzerland is such a small country that, whatever one might believe, connections can potentially be made.


So, I decided to retell my story in a far more acceptable way for Switzerland:


"I once met this girl (or perhaps it was a man?) who was coming from a village that in fact was the suburb of a big, anonymous city. She (or he?) had beautiful, colourless hair and her eyes were, well, just her/his eyes.
We shared the same passion, which could have be anybody's passion, and we enjoyed walking, respecting social distancing, which means we could have never been holding hands (but we may have touched elbows).
When, in some vague past period of time, I visited her, which was quite some distance from where I live, we talked in a few of the many languages that we share and decided to use the same one to declare our love to each other (but do rest assured, there might have been a bit of anger in there, too!).


So, here I am, unable to describe my feelings but one thing is absolutely certain...I cannot keep sulking from EF for very long!":p


Lost Inbroad, are you single????:D:D:D

Ato 27.05.2020 15:12

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
Christ, spare us the details.

Next thing you'll be saying (s)he's one of those people with two arms and more than one leg.

k_and_e 27.05.2020 16:25

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
My wife matches the description. Should I be worried?

KiwiSteve 27.05.2020 16:52

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Is she by any chance called Dolly?

greenmount 27.05.2020 16:59

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
I read it with Dean Martin singing in my ears. :p

MusicChick 27.05.2020 17:03

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by McTAVGE (Post 3185416)
...is what the Blues Brothers should have been singing! I was reminded, and I accepted it, that one needs to be cautious when mentioning someone else on this forum, because Switzerland is such a small country that, whatever one might believe, connections can potentially be made.


So, I decided to retell my story in a far more acceptable way for Switzerland:


"I once met this girl (or perhaps it was a man?) who was coming from a village that in fact was the suburb of a big, anonymous city. She (or he?) had beautiful, colourless hair and her eyes were, well, just her/his eyes.
We shared the same passion, which could have be anybody's passion, and we enjoyed walking, respecting social distancing, which means we could have never been holding hands (but we may have touched elbows).
When, in some vague past period of time, I visited her, which was quite some distance from where I live, we talked in a few of the many languages that we share and decided to use the same one to declare our love to each other (but do rest assured, there might have been a bit of anger in there, too!).


So, here I am, unable to describe my feelings but one thing is absolutely certain...I cannot keep sulking from EF for very long!":p


Lost Inbroad, are you single????:D:D:D

Thanks for the story but knowing people with ovaries (I think I will no longer dare to say girls considering the gender scale), I bet she will be mad at you keeeping her so anonymous and not contributing to her internet fame (she doesn't have a fat insta account full of followers?)!!!!

Anyways - that's awesome that you came back!

We will throw a beach volley session of teachers one of these days, will ping you if it happens.

McTAVGE 27.05.2020 17:29

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3185485)
Thanks for the story but knowing people with ovaries (I think I will no longer dare to say girls considering the gender scale), I bet she will be mad at you keeeping her so anonymous and not contributing to her internet fame (she doesn't have a fat insta account full of followers?)!!!!

Anyways - that's awesome that you came back!

We will throw a beach volley session of teachers one of these days, will ping you if it happens.



Have dry cleaners reopened? ... I'm thinking of all this sand stuck under the kilt!:D

Belgianmum 27.05.2020 17:33

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
I’m very happy for you and the unknown person, from an unspecified place somewhere in this beautiful country you both live in.

MusicChick 27.05.2020 17:33

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by McTAVGE (Post 3185502)
Have dry cleaners reopened? ... I'm thinking of all this sand stuck under the kilt!:D

Ew. Ok, scratch that, beach volley with a kilt is...hot. Like warm, I mean. :D

Heretic.

Guest 27.05.2020 17:38

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
McT is de retour, hurrah - et merde x onwards, forwards - enjoy.

greenmount 27.05.2020 17:42

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 3185506)
I’m very happy for you and the unknown person, from an unspecified place somewhere in this beautiful country you both live in.

:rofl:

Me too. Btw you forgot genderless. ;) Actually no, person included all of them.

NotAllThere 27.05.2020 20:17

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 3185506)
I’m very happy for you and the unknown person, from an unspecified place somewhere in one or more countries somewhere this beautiful country you both live in.

Fixed that for you.

Mélusine 27.05.2020 20:33

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by McTAVGE (Post 3185416)
...is what the Blues Brothers should have been singing! I was reminded, and I accepted it, that one needs to be cautious when mentioning someone else on this forum, because Switzerland is such a small country that, whatever one might believe, connections can potentially be made.


So, I decided to retell my story in a far more acceptable way for Switzerland:


"I once met this girl (or perhaps it was a man?) who was coming from a village that in fact was the suburb of a big, anonymous city. She (or he?) had beautiful, colourless hair and her eyes were, well, just her/his eyes.
We shared the same passion, which could have be anybody's passion, and we enjoyed walking, respecting social distancing, which means we could have never been holding hands (but we may have touched elbows).
When, in some vague past period of time, I visited her, which was quite some distance from where I live, we talked in a few of the many languages that we share and decided to use the same one to declare our love to each other (but do rest assured, there might have been a bit of anger in there, too!).


So, here I am, unable to describe my feelings but one thing is absolutely certain...I cannot keep sulking from EF for very long!":p


Lost Inbroad, are you single????:D:D:D

This looks like my students’ attempts at narrative writing :D

curley 27.05.2020 21:10

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
<<the many languages that we share and decided to use the same one to declare our love >>
Blimey, you live your affairs at the speed of a movie.

lost_inbroad 27.05.2020 21:31

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by curley (Post 3185615)
<<the many languages that we share and decided to use the same one to declare our love >>
Blimey, you live your affairs at the speed of a movie.

Can I take a wild guess here. It's that lady who did the sign language translations on tv today.

curley 27.05.2020 21:40

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 3185623)
Can I take a wild guess here. It's that lady who did the sign language translations on tv today.

AH! He met yet an other one to declare love to? It's no longer the one over the Röstigraben who's professional at what is just a hobby for him?

Or maybe the translator was just a virtual fling on the side. Very virtual, he thought she was waving at him 'cause he doesn't know sign language :D

Well, McTavge, thanks for an other nice, relaxed, banter thread. I sure hope this one stays that way.

MusicChick 27.05.2020 21:51

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 3185623)
Can I take a wild guess here. It's that lady who did the sign language translations on tv today.

I hope it's her. Her used to popularity, he can share saucy details here with us! :thumbup:

McTAVGE 27.05.2020 22:15

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 3185506)
I’m very happy for you and the unknown person, from an unspecified place somewhere in this beautiful country you both live in.

Ha, yes, but do we live in the same country?;)

McTAVGE 27.05.2020 22:20

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3185630)
I hope it's her. Her used to popularity, he can share saucy details here with us! :thumbup:



It would be short lived. The only sign language we know in Scotland is the two fingers up! This makes conversation very limited and aggressive!:p

McTAVGE 27.05.2020 22:22

Re: Everybody knows somebody...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by McTAVGE (Post 3185638)
It would be short lived. The only sign language we know in Scotland is the two fingers up! This makes conversation very limited and aggressive!:p

Although I could follow Mr Vertigo's thread on sign language, I guess.;)


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