Monday, August 24, 2009

A Disconnect.

Garth and I joke that we not only have male/female differences, but we also have cultural differences. Garth grew up in South Africa and didn't come to America until he was 14 and I have lived in Michigan all. my. life.

I forget he lived in a different country until things like this happen:

Me: I heard a really funny joke today that made me literally laugh out loud. Are you ready?
Garth: Yes.
Me: While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.
Garth: What's a Mario Kart?

58 comments:

Shannon said...

LOL You must've read the same list that I did! :) But, it's funny that he has no clue about Mario Kart! You must fix that!

Jennifer said...

haha! That's pretty cool thought that he can bring a different flavor to the relationship!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Ha ha... that is pretty funny!

Heather said...

LOL. I liked the joke!

Justine said...

He's lived here since he was 14 and he still doesn't know what Mario Kart is??? Haha! Well, I guess I didn't know what Mario Kart was until I went to college...

Blablover5 said...

Ha ha ha. Though it's easy to forget sometimes that even when two people come from different states there can be local jokes or inside references that the other person just doesn't get.

Crazy how intrinsic people are sometimes.

Liana said...

haha i love it! ahh the influence of mario still on our lives ;)

THE Stephanie said...

That's funny! Did you immediately run out and rent Mario Kart so he could be initiated?? I sure hope so!!

Llama said...

AHHH! OMG! I HAVE to share this story with my boyfriend...he would def. appreciate your reference to Mario Kart. Hysterical! You must teach your boyfriend all about it...it is def. our favorite game (borderline obsessed with the WII version!)

Sunshinemeg said...

HAHA! HILARIOUS! It is your job as a wife to educate Garth about said "Mario Kart." Too cute. Enjoy your week!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

That was funny!

Jenny.Lee said...

Haha! Mario has affected so many. ;)

- Sarah :-) said...

Oh no!! Poor deprived Garth. He doesn't know Mario Kart? Oh my word... that's hysterical!!

Allison said...

My husband grew up in Hong Kong, and among other things, has never seen The Brady Bunch. It keeps things interesting!

Emily said...

NO WAY! I have never heard of a guy who didn't know what Mario Kart is. I would've died laughing!

Kaitlin said...

how funny!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

haha, that is too funny!

Meagan said...

sooo cute :)

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Haha! Your conversation is way funnier than the joke!

I love that list that's been circulating!

Lauren said...

Lol...I'm sure those differences make for lots of jokes in your house!

Brown Girl said...

Ha ha, that's so funny! I used to kick butt in Mario Kart!!

Lucky in Love said...

That's hilarious :) I read that one too and laughed out loud! So funny he didn't know about it!

wearsinappropriateshoes said...

HA! I love Mario Kart. I recommend introducing Garth to Mario Kart if you haven't already!

Happiness Is... said...

That is too funny!

It reminds me of my mom and dad b/c my mom grew up in South America until her sophomore year of high school...so my dad will talk about songs/movies/shows from their childhood and she's like "I have no clue what you're talking about!"

Lea Liz said...

lol how funny.. I loved Mario Kart!!! You need to let Garth in on all the fun he missed!

Lauren Kelly said...

Haha, waaaaay funny!!!!

Katie said...

Ha ha ha ha so funnY!

MissJody said...

Hahahahahaha!!!
Great!


Garth is wonderful :)

Never a dull moment, huh?

New England Girl said...

Oh my gosh!!! That is too funny. :) You definitely need to introduce Garth to the wonders of Mario Kart. But then again, you may lose your husband for some time if you do that! :)

Lil' Woman said...

Oh my goodness!
It your duty as a good wife to open your dear husband's eyes and fingertips to Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart..I can't believe they don't have that question on the citzenship test..Mario Bros. should be mandatory! : )

AmyT said...

you guys are so cute!

katie + bret said...

If you don't have a wii, get one. THEN, buy Mario Kart for the wii with the steering wheels. He needs to know things.

Brown Eyed Girl said...

How funny! I guess I assumed everyone knew what Mario Kart was HA! You should buy the old school game and teach him all about it :)

God, My Savior Forever! said...

Lol...that's funny! Yeah..these are the little things that bring excitement to a marriage when you're discovering each other and realize that culture plays a big part. Even though we're both hispanic, I was born in Costa Rica and my hubby was born in San Diego but he's Mexican and we do alot of things differently. Even our spanish is different but it makes things exciting because we learn form each other!

Megan said...

OK, that made me laugh out loud! HA!

La Nouvelle Femme said...

So funny! I had to pass that joke on to my hubby-- we're always playing Mario Kart together!

The Pink Chick said...

Too funny! You will have to take him to play Mario Kart sometime.

Shanny said...

Heehee I love it!
I get those moments with my husband too... me being the outsider...

Joshley and The Charles said...

haha that is too funny! us american kids lived off that..I guess it's easy to forget that it is different in other countrys!

Marissa {sparkles and fate} said...

Ha ha!!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

OMG! Someone go buy that man a nintendo! Stat!

Kristen said...

haha! That makes me sad for him :( I think it is great though that you have differences in your relationship to keep it interesting!

Ashley @ {Let Go, Laughing} said...

we must have read the same list. i could not stop laughing while reading that entire thing! you must remedy this situation of your hubs not knowing what mario kart is!

Miss HoneyDew said...

OMG that is hilarious!!!

Brittany Ann said...

LOL. That's so funny! He's so endearing!

Taryn said...

serious? Since he was 14, he has never heard of mario kart?

I grew up without any video games- and honestly I feel like I am missing out on a life skill of our generation. But thanks to wii- I don't look like a total dork turning my controller to drive my little car.

Christina said...

That's funny! My sisters boyfriend is from South Africa as well. I'll have to tell him the story and see if he's figured out what Mario Kart is! :)

recipes for the life said...

Ha ha! Me and hubs are from same country, same state but different regions and with different accents. Some words I use sound totally alien to him. And in middle of a conversation I have to pause and explain him what it means..grin!

♥ Chaitra

kristi said...

haha! I LOVE Mario Kart!

Little Lovables said...

thats is so funny!

short southern momma said...

too funny!!!

Jon and Steph said...

Oh my gosh, that's too funny! Mario Kart....

I think it's so cool that your husband is from South Africa. Have you ever been or are you planning to visit South Africa in the future? That would be an incredible place to see!

Have a great week sweet friend!

Mrs. S. said...

Haha! That is hilarious!!

LyndsAU said...

haha :) that's hysterical!

Kassie said...

That is seriously funny! When I lived in New Zealand during high school, my boyfriend at the time and I would always have this sort of disconnect.

Jules said...

OMG...seriosuly so cute and funny!

Sassy Pants said...

LOL. That's too cute!

Lindsay said...

This is too funny!