Thursday, August 21, 2008

Imagine ...

Imagine a household where she comes from a country called New Zealand, population 4 million people and that he comes from a country called Belgium, population almost 11 million ...

Now imagine that one country has 3 Olympic golds, 1 silver and 5 bronzes and that that same country beat the hockey team from the country with no medals.

It could be that one person in this household doesn't find this amusing.
Not at all.

12 comments:

odessa said...

oh no! :)

glad you are also enjoying the olympics though!

Raf said...

What is worse, is that countries like Togo, Cameroun and even Afghanistan manage to get at least one medal...
We can still easily beat NZ (yep I'm Belgian) : 11 bronze medals in soccer and 4 silver ones for the girls in the 4x100m relay... We'll see who'll be laughing then...

Di Mackey said...

:) It's not so bad, odessa. The sad one actually admits that perhaps in the past they could never resist telling the happy one that their country was best in every sport...

I didn't realise, Raf ... the happy one may mention this tonight.

Oh, let's not talk of the soccer ;)

Jule's Euro-Arabic Short Story said...

Poor Gert. I feel so sorry for him, living with such a gracious winner.........lucky thats not hereditary :) If the logic of raf works, we can add at least 6 more medals to our NZ total. Oh yes, go New Zealand.

Manictastic said...

SHUT UP! First the Dutch, now the Kiwis. Pff!

http://www.telegraaf.nl/buitenland/1740384/__Belgen_natie_van_verliezers___.html?cid=rss

Di Mackey said...

Hey guys, I never said which was which ... it could have been me who was sad.

I was at first ... the soccer was a bit of a wash-out but I perked up after we won the hockey with Belgie. Then I checked out the NZ medal tally and giggled because it might be that my Belgian bloke had been a bit of a dikke nek ;) in the nicest possible way.

furiousBall said...

a little innerhousey rivalry is good!

paris parfait said...

Ha ha! I hope you're not rubbing it in...xoxox

V-Grrrl said...

I am an American and we are not prone to being BRASH or COMPETITIVE or BRAGGING.

No we're not. We should get a GOLD MEDAL for being so MODEST.

: )

Di Mackey said...

Only if you're on the winning side, Van :)

Lol, as if I would, Tara. No, I'm actually trying to be gentle and only rubbing it in a little xo

Oh, a gold medal could go to the v-creature in recognition of her ability to make us laugh here.

I always tell people that New Zealanders are terribly modest, a polite people ... ;)

Deadlyjelly said...

Hahaha! Too funny!

Di Mackey said...

A little bit naughty but he was quite deserving. It will keep him in check in a little next time he's bursting my wee kiwi bubble about how fabulous NZers really are ;)