Thursday, February 3, 2011

Because everything is bigger in Germany...

Me (at 11 p.m., two hours past our bedtime): Honey, I want a big bed, like the one we used to have in Colombia.

Honey: This one is bigger than the one you used to have in Colombia.

Me: That bed was a 2 x 2 meter bed. This is 1.4 x 1.9 meter bed.

Honey: I meant the one you used to have.

Me: How is this one bigger? That one was also a 1.4 x 1.9 meter bed.

Honey: This one is bigger.

Me: Honey, 1.4 meters is 1.4 meters regardless of where you are in the world.

Honey (half asleep, and not really realizing what he was saying--I hope!): People there are smaller, so the beds seem bigger.

Me: Well, yes, maybe. But I was the one sleeping on my 1.4 x 1.9 meter bed in Colombia, and I am the one sleeping in this 1.4 x 1.9 meter bed in Germany.

Honey: Yes. Everything is bigger in Germany.

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