Wednesday, June 22, 2011

P.S. I'm Not Dumb

Dear Indians in Dubai,

I know it "surprises" you whenever I ask you to spell whatever the company name or word you tell me because I honestly cannot get it properly whether you say it twice, thrice or hundred times.

I'm sorry but it is just that I don't know why on earth you pronounced words way differently, such as...   
Avon as a-ONE
Saravana as sar-WO-na
Mabelle as ma-be-LA
Polite Oasis as po-lie-TO-YA-sis
Oasis as o-YA-sis
EPF as YOU-pee-eff
Nuts as nEts
Hathboor as haB-Tor
I could go on and on but I'm not gonna :)

Oh and please don't sound sooo annoyed when I ask you to repeat it nor imply that I'm too stupid. I AM NOT. Apparently, it is the other way around.

Thank you.

-Filipina in Dubai