I went to a farewell party on Saturday night, for our lovely friends Claudia & Fredrik who are heading back to Germany this summer. All their friends were there, and quite a few of those people I know myself from other contexts.
I was talking to a friend when one of my fellow hashing ladies came over, said hello to my friend and then turned around to me to shake my hand, introduced herself and said "- So, are you German too?"
I looked at her to try and figure out if she was joking, but I had to quickly acknowledge that she wasn't! So I explained to her that we have been hashing together every Tuesday for over a year... and after quite a moment the penny dropped for her.
The whole situation made me a bit sad, and I really felt like a little, grey insignificant mouse.
It also made me wonder why she didn't recognize me; either I'm looking really scruffy and worse for wear at the Hash, or I was looking incredibly gorgeous and glam at the party! I choose to believe the latter of course!