Friday, July 27, 2007

The New Girl

We recently hired a girl at my office. She's been a great addition because she's smart, hard working and fun to be around. She's also a great addition because she's from Scotland. It's been three months since she joined the firm and I still get a kick out of her Scottish ways. It adds sunshine to my day. When the phone rings, I look forward to hearing her say "helloou". It's a seriously cool accent. Occasionally, she will drop a line that is totally nonsensical to me - like, "are you feeling broody?". My most recent sort of amusement is a piece of garbage that was placed by the rear door for the cleaners to take out. The cleaners come three times each week, but the garbage hasn't moved for a couple of weeks. In her usual, organized fashion, Jill marked the item to indicate it was waste. Unfortunately, she used the word "rubbish", which is apparently beyond the English vocabulary of our cleaning staff. I suppose I could tell her, or throw it out myself, but I prefer to walk by it a few times each day and giggle.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, the new girl is fantastic. Not only is she hard working, but she is also very helpful at translating strange “English” words in Harry Potter.

July 27, 2007 at 11:47:00 AM MDT  
Blogger Emma said...

Which bit of Scotland is she from? Glasgow is an impenetrable accent to me, while Edinburgh is lovely lovely lovely.

July 28, 2007 at 7:04:00 AM MDT  
Blogger tori said...

I think she's from Glasgow, but I'm not positive. I suppose I should know something like this. Now I kind of feel like a jerk for not knowing.

July 29, 2007 at 10:53:00 PM MDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's from Aberdeen - the oil capital of the UK!

July 30, 2007 at 5:08:00 PM MDT  
Blogger tori said...

wow, now I really feel like a jerk!

July 30, 2007 at 10:26:00 PM MDT  

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