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PUKE!

In all my youthful years of imbibing copious amounts of Guinness (and I mean copious - I out-drank my father and his brother on my father’s 50th birthday when I was 21, and those men can drink), I never recall vomiting on myself or anyone else. Even better, no-one ever spewed over me either. But last night, Sommer, our au pair, was very unfortunate to have a guy puke his guts over her on the train on the way home. To add insult to psychological injury the young train conductors apparently found the incident funny! As if this wasn’t bad enough – and really, it IS bad – she was wearing my white, dry-clean only coat.
Bad enough to have a stylish, but not quite warm or waterproof enough, coat foisted on you as you go out the door – the implication being ‘You can’t go out on a Friday evening in that practical, quilted coat!’ - but then to return home with it covered in the contents of a stranger’s stomach.....well, it would sort of take the joy out of the evening wouldn’t it? Anyway, I wouldn’t have lent her something that I was very attached to and am sure that a cold wash in the machine will sort the wool from the bile, but really who’d have thought that nightlife in Oslo could be so perilous? If you’re reading this, Sommer’s parents, believe me that we are really looking after her, really we are. And I no longer drink Guinness, copious amounts or otherwise. Honest.

7 comments:

Joanne Rasmussen said...

Horrific, oh and your new coat!! But, I will have to say that at least a 'girl' can travel in public transport there, here it would be out of the question, day or night or else she would certainly have some nasty stuff on her coat.

OSLO said...

Gosh I don't like the sound of that Joanne. I often forget how relatively safe and free we are in Norway.
The coat is fine by the way but Sommer is a bit nervous about taking the train at night again. I've told her she'll probably be fine as long as she wears a waterproof jacket :-)
Jo

beaverboosh said...

Beware, projectile vomitting on foreigners is on the rise in Oslo, especially around Oslo S. I doubt any of them could out drink you or you father! Poor girl!

OSLO said...

Thanks for the warning BB. I think she's going to have to wear a fisherman-type raincoat and hat for any future attempts at a social life. Hey, isn't this yet another situation in which wellies might well be very useful?

ExpatKat said...

Yes, sounds like green wellies and a Barbour jacket will now be de rigour on public transport in Oslo.

beaverboosh said...

Hey you're right on the wellies front. Maybe theys should add a vomit precipitation index to the Oslo weather forecast!

Victoria said...

Oh GROSS!!!! That is horrible. I would be totally traumatized.