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Old 11-29-2009, 05:39 PM
Stealth Potato is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
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Originally Posted by Argent Towers View Post
Stealth Potato, for some reason, looks extremely Russian. He looks like a young Russian chemical engineer or something.
I knew it!

Seriously, I think I've mentioned this on the boards before, but it's happened to me several times that an actual Russian person comes up to me on the street and begins speaking to me in Russian. They are usually surprised when they realize that I don't know any Russian beyond "yes," "no," and "the toilet won't flush." (Which isn't much of a conversation starter.) The most memorable one was probably the elderly gentleman wearing a thick fur coat and an honest-to-goodness ushanka.

It is a little bit awesome and yet slightly weird because I have no trace of Russian at all in my family.