yes, we’re all foreigners here, but that doesn’t mean I want to talk to you…

This Australian guy came up to me while I was waiting on the subway platform in the CBD this morning and our conversation went like this:

Him: “You’re at the front of the queue!”

Me: “? er, yeah”

Him: “That’s unprecedented!

Me: “?”

Him: “You must be an F1 driver!”

Me: “??? er, no. Are you an F1 driver?”

Him: “no!” –said as if I was a bit odd to even suggest such a thing

Him: “Actually, I was hoping you were a girl.”

With which he slapped me on the shoulder and walked away.