I was recently in Atlanta on a business trip - I was previously unaware that Atlanta is the busiest airport in the world by traveller numbers!
I thought I would take the opportunity to buy myself an iPod - 80GB, black. The Apple store in the nearby shopping mall seemed like the ideal place for unloading my dollar-filled wallet.
"Hi there sir, how's it goin'?" was the greeting I received from the overly-smiley shopping assistant.
"Grand, thanks." was my unimaginative reply.
"Oh you're European, right?" - how did she guess based on my short & snappy response?
"Yes, that's right. I'm from Belfast."
"Oh cool. That's in Germany, right?"