…that makes me wonder whether I am the sanest person on earth. Names have been invented.
Setting: Hospital waiting room. I am waiting for my Granny and shamelessly eavesdropping.
Girl: How comes Rachel has such a big nose?
Dad: Jewish innit.
Girl: But her sister doesn’t and she’s Jewish too…
Dad: Yeah well… she might have a different dad. I dunno.
Girl: Why’s that man got that hat on?
Dad: It’s their religion innit?
[He goes on to describe a “frisbee thing” and a “sort of swimming cap” that go under the man’s hat. I have still to work out what on earth he is on about.]
Two Orthodox Jews walk in, unbelievably timed.
Girl: Why are they dressed so funny?
Dad: Shhh, don’t be rude. They might be Amish.
Please note: this was in a very multicultural part of East London. I think, from my eavesdropping skills, that they were from the area or not far. What the actuall feck is this all about? I was in pieces trying neither to laugh, nor cry.