I had lunch today with a fashion industry person that I knew from CA. He happened to be in Oslo for about 5 hours meeting with one of the stores here, so we met up so I could pick his brain....nothing wrong with a little networking and a free beer right?
That's not the exciting part of my day though, the exciting thing happened when I was walking home. I am just crossing the street, minding my own business when I hear a couple of girls behind me talking. "Some d-bag in a lifted truck trying to get my number....." is all I could hear.....all I needed to hear. Lifted truck, d-bag, english speaking brunette....all those things add up to one thing: AMERICANS!!!
Naturally I immediately invite myself into their convo (I really am that rude american chic I guess) and ask them where they are from...One girl is living in Oslo, and the other in Germany and they are both originally from Seattle, WA! The girl that lives in Oslo lives in my neighborhood, and so we exchanged numbers and are going to get together next week. That means I officially have 2 new friends here completely separate of Knut and his friends (whom I love btw).
All of this say that I think I may be officially becoming the equivalent to that guy who drives down the street "hollering" at girls to get dates...."That d-bag in the lifted truck"....only I am not trying to win dates....just friends. And technically I am not "hollering" at people , just politely saying, "excuse me, I cant help but notice you're american". That's not as creepy right?!....well just humor me and tell me that it's not.