Flipping the Sign
I was in the student travel office on
campus, getting advice on plans for an upcoming trip. The travel agent showed me a brochure that seemed especially helpful, so
asked if I could have two copies to take with me, knowing that my American
flatmate would want one as well. The
agent went to get the brochures and asked me again how many I wanted. I held up two fingers and told her, "Two.” A shocked look immediately came over the agent's face.
What did I do wrong?