Things expats say ::

What is honey boo boo?

Where are you going on Fall break?

(followed closely by)

Where are you going for Holiday break?

(followed closely by)

Where are you going for Spring break?

(followed closely by)

Where are you going for summer home leave?

Have you had dengue or chikungunya?

What day of the week do you get fogged?

Have you seen a Lion Dance yet?

Have the rains come yet?

Isn’t the leaving assembly on the last day of school just so hard and emotional?

Does your expat package include one driver or two?

Do you use HSBC? 

(followed closely by)

Ugh, right?

How do you get rid of the lizards?

or

How do you get rid of the rats?

This is just a tongue-in-cheek collection of some of the funny things I remember saying (or hearing) and then thinking … how bizarre.

What are some — if you’ve lived overseas — that you could add to the list? 

Keep it respectful and funny, please

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  1. Paul says

    “Text the bus to see how far away it is”

    “Just take the feet out and eat the rest of the soup”

    OK, kids get ready. We alight at the next stop”

    “OK La”

    “I bought 2 bottles of pancake syrup because they were on sale for just $12 a bottle!”