I had a teacher once who used to tell me I had the “map of
on my face. A classmate in college said that I bore a striking resemblance to a close friend from her native France. A husband and wife from Ireland (the country, not the
state) came up to me on a train platform to ask me if I was Armenian. When I
said no, the husband didn’t believe it. He just smiled and said, “Talk to your
parents.” (They’re still holding out on me, by the way.) Georgia
My accent has also been cause for speculation over the years. As a kid I had a strong
accent, which made sense because so did my parents. However, somewhere along
the line, I lost it. I can’t explain it. A few people say that they can still
tell that I’m a New York ,
but many others have disputed this. New York
People started asking me about it in high school. A couple of my classmates asked if my parents were originally from
that was why I spoke as I did. Nope, Brooklyn and England .
After I told them this, their next explanation was, “Well, it’s because you
read so much.” Nassau County
I can’t even explain the logic of that.
Working in a group project in college, I was asked by my classmates what country I was from originally. It wasn’t that weird of a question, I guess, since the school I went to had a fair number of international students. But, when I said
, they didn’t seem to entirely buy it. And it was
When I moved into my house and got the cable installed, the gentleman asked, “Why do you sound like you’re from
and your dad sounds like he’s from ?” I honestly didn't know how to answer that. Not only was it wrong on both counts, but I didn't say "g'day mate" once....while he was there. New
What all this clearly adds up to is that I have the makings of the world’s greatest spy. I apparently look and sound like I could come from every country across the globe. (Except in my head, of course, where I still sound like that three year old girl from Long Island.)
The only thing standing in my way is my total and utter lack of stealth. But how important is that in the long run, anyway? I mean, Maxwell Smart did pretty well without it.