Me: That bowl has been sitting in the sink for a long time and no one has claimed it!
Flatmate: Which bowl?
Me: That bowl! *points to huge bowl in sink* I guess someone made a cake, then never washed it?
Flatmate: *laughs* Ashley, that's the Washing Up Bowl.
Me: Whaaaat?!? Why don't you just use the SINK? I guess that makes sense why it's been sitting there.
(later it was acknowledged by all that the Washing Up Bowl is complete nonsense, and just using the sink is better. Although, they still use the bowl because it's tradition).
Flamate: What kind of tea do you like?
Me: Earl Grey.
Flatmate: Me too, even though it's considered the posh tea.
Me: Yeah, I've heard that before. Why is that?
Flatmate: I don't know, because an Earl drank it.
Me: Oh! THAT MAKES SENSE. He had the title of Earl. I just thought his first name was Earl and his last name was Grey!
Flatmate: *slaps forehead*
*these are real conversations between me and my English flatmates. And the fact that I say "flatmates" instead of roommates means they're getting to me!
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