While I was in the bank cashing in my money, however, the woman serving me told me that I sounded American. "No," I said, "I'm local."
"Been there recently, then?"
"Well, you have a very unique way of speaking," she said, trying to end the conversation quickly. "What is it you do?"
I told her I run my own part time tutoring business, and that I write around the hours I work. I nodded to the cheque she was holding. "It's big money, as you can see." She laughed, and I think she thought I was joking, but she had access to my account information, and the jokes stopped soon enough.