If you don’t eat your peas…
Nico and I just returned from a weekend in Bristol with our good friends Sophy and Dan (plus Alf and Ivy!) The best part of the whole weekend was getting to hear an actual English person say to her child “If you don’t eat your peas, you can’t have any pudding!” The worst part was when I attempted to make a cup of tea for Sophy and she insisted on pouring it down the drain before even trying it. The following dialog ensued:
Me- “But what’s wrong with it!?”
Sophy- “I came into the kitchen to find a cup of tea with a string thing hanging out of it and an American person pouring milk that she just got out of the microwave into it. Obviously I couldn’t drink that.”
Me- “But I thought I was spoiling you by heating up the milk first!”
Sophy- “Yes, spoiling is what you certainly did.”
I think you have to be an English person to understand her logic.