Flipping the Sign


Flipping the Sign What Happened and why?


Location: Limerick, Ireland

Student: Female, 19  


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?