Now that I've been in the UK for over six months, my friends back home keep asking me if I've taken on the British accent. I'm sorry to disappoint guys, but there won't be any Madonna jokes any time soon, this Canadian is keeping her intonation North American...
Although there is one mannerism I seem to have picked up from the Brits and that's the sing-song goodbye. It's the funniest things Brits don't just say 'goodbye' when ending a phone conversation, they sing this high-pitched 'bye' and if they're really enthusiastic they add a few on to the end. Renegade does it so out of habit that he could be on the phone giving hell to the internet company for over-charging us and then as soon as he goes to end the call, it's 'bye'! It's actually quite sincere when you're talking to your friends or your family, it has that sentiment of 'I really don't want to stop talking to you, but I got to get back to it'. It reminds me of farewells at train stations or airports where you walk away shouting a series of 'byes' back and forth, each one loaded with that sad emotion when bidding adieu to a dear friend.
So, I'll leave you with that same sentiment as we head into the weekend.
Wish you were here.
Bye! Bye! Bye!