Advanced search

To feel flattered by this

(46 Posts)
DoctorTwo Wed 25-May-16 20:11:06

Today I delivered some items to a company, and whilst the owner was writing a cheque his assistant signed for the goods. I looked at his surname and asked if it was Romanian. He looked shocked for a second, then broke into a big smile. We spoke for a couple of minutes and then he asked how long I'd been living in England. He did the shock face again when I told him I was born here.

Tbh, this isn't the first time an Eastern European has assumed I'm an immigrant. But every time it does it makes me feel good about myself, something I don't often do.

Fatrascals Wed 25-May-16 20:12:38

I don't understand

Onlyicanclean10 Wed 25-May-16 20:13:25


ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 25-May-16 20:13:35


DoubtfireDear Wed 25-May-16 20:13:44

What are you on about?

srslylikeomg Wed 25-May-16 20:14:41

Were you speaking in Romanian?

fanjolamps Wed 25-May-16 20:15:00

Ummm did i miss something? confused

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 25-May-16 20:15:25

Ummmmmm... Ok...

AThousandTears Wed 25-May-16 20:16:39

I don't get it?

BabyGanoush Wed 25-May-16 20:16:45


I get mistaken for Eastern European due to DH surname. Is it something like that?

DurhamDurham Wed 25-May-16 20:16:55

Well whatever makes you happy I suppose.

I've never been asked if I'm an immigrant so can't comment on how good it would make me feel.

DuckAndPancakes Wed 25-May-16 20:18:56

This isn't confusing at all

FaFoutis Wed 25-May-16 20:19:23

Is it because your parents are Romanian?

Is it because of the cheekbones?

MrsSpecter Wed 25-May-16 20:20:16


Flattered by....? Where was the compliment?

DoctorTwo Wed 25-May-16 20:51:53

Sorry. blush Most people assume he's Polish. He was just astonished that I, an Englishman, deduced that he was Romanaian. I apologise for unintended dripfeeding.

threeelephants Wed 25-May-16 20:56:23

Weirdest stealth boast ever!

Onlyicanclean10 Wed 25-May-16 21:01:49

So you knew he was Romanian and not polish?


MrsSpecter Wed 25-May-16 21:02:51

Congratulations. A blue peter badge and cracker jack pencil are on their way to you. wink

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Wed 25-May-16 21:05:08

How did you know it was a Romanian name? Was it a lucky guess?

NavyAndWhite Wed 25-May-16 21:09:07

Why did he think you were an immigrant?

DoubtfireDear Wed 25-May-16 21:09:11

Still doesn't explain why someone assuming you are Eastern European makes you feel special? I don't get it confused

Brightnorthernlights Wed 25-May-16 21:22:33

Why do Eastern Europeans assume you are an immigrant? Looks, name, language?

What is it about this that you find flattering?

Oysterbabe Wed 25-May-16 21:23:32

Erm........... what?

AnyFucker Wed 25-May-16 21:25:30

I often get mistaken for Elle McPherson. It's my cross to bear.

TheDuchessOfArbroathsHat Wed 25-May-16 21:25:39

Is it full moon?

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now