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Joke - Public toilet

GuybrushGuybrush Posts: 14 ✭✭
edited June 2018 in Your Writing
This is just a joke I know in my native language; I tried to translate it in English to exercise my writing.

Some time ago, I was in a public toilet, minding my own business when a voice from the next door cabin said: "Hi!".
I'm not used to chat in similar situations but... I don't know, maybe I just was in good mood, anyway I replied: "Hi".
"How are you?" asked the dude, and I: "Fine, thanks ...you?". "What are you doing?" he asked.
Hell! That was really a weird chat! Anyway, I replied, hoping to quit quickly: "Well... the same as you... having a shit".
And then the weirdest question: "And how is it?". I was really upset, usually I wouldn't have replied but I was almost done there, so I gave him a last quick answer: "I don't know... brown, quite soft, smelly...".
It was at that moment the dude said: "Sorry mate, I gotta go, there's an idiot answering all my questions in the other toilet!".


  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,503 mod
    Oh dear! @Guybrush I suppose it could happen too! :D :D :D :D
  • GuybrushGuybrush Posts: 14 ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Eheheh, I'm happy you liked it!
    Sooo... is there any error or phrase I could have written better? :smile:
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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,503 mod
    @Guybrush it was a good translation. Just a couple of tiny mistakes: I'm not used to chatting in similar situations but...
    "How are you?" asked the dude, and I replied: "Fine, thanks ...you?".
    Hell! This was really a weird chat!

    ... I was almost done, so ...

  • GuybrushGuybrush Posts: 14 ✭✭
    Damn, in the first one (to be used to) I mixed up it with the past form.

    Really thank you @mheredge!
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