shamelessly stolen from a large number of SCA sites around the 'net
(yes, ones that permit reposting -_- i'm allowed *one* useless node like this, dammit)
YOU KNOW YOU'RE SCADIAN WHEN:
You're at work
, a salesman calls on the phone to sell you some lab equipment, and you respond with "Good morning, Your Majesty
!" - because you recognize his voice
. And then _he_ says "Good morning, Your Excellency!" because he recognized yours.
It happened to our Baroness
Your son wants to take wood shop
so he can make _toys_...
Your son wants to take Home Ec.
so he can run a feast kitchen...
Your son's classmates see what he's making in metal shop
and stop hassling him about wood shop and Home Ec.
asks you, "Do you want me to buy you some black tights
for the wedding
we're going to this weekend?" AND YOU SAY YES.
You and your partner are all set to set up your new law firm
, but after consideration, you both agree, "Better if we wait until AFTER Pennsic
You are checking your luggage
in at the airline
counter, and the Sky Cap grabs your duffle bag, grunts when he realizes how heavy it is, and asks jokingly "What's in here, Armor
.. and furthermore is not surprised when you answer "yes".
the local school asks for proof of residency
to register your daughter for kindergarten
and the first thing you grab is your Kingdom newsletter
(they accepted it, too!)
an electrical fire
starts but doesn't stand a chance of igniting anything else in your living room because it is behind your husband's aircraft-aluminum shield blank
. And your first thought is "Good thing that shield kept the house from burning down... how would we replace all our garb
and feast gear
and heraldry books and...."
You break a mirror while in the bathroom
in bare feet and think:
1)Oops seven years of bad luck
2)Humm these small bits would be great to embroider into some late arab
Later, after picking up the right sized bits you consider the possibility of cutting your feet
on the glass.
You're talking to someone and they ask a simple question that confuses you.. "Are you a fan of Prince
And you ask in return, "Which one
, most I have met are nice guys..."and realise they are talking about some modern musician
You pick a bushel of black walnuts
, throw away the meats and use the hulls to dye
When one of your 5th grade Language Arts
students asks you for the definintion of the word "Duke
" and you reply without thinking, "That's a guy who's been King
twice." (Imagine the confused look I got in response to that!)
You go to the bookstore
looking for light reading and the cashier feels sorry for you because "it looks like your rotten lit. teacher is trying to ruin your weekend" because you're holding the Decammaron
, Canterbury Tales
you get attacked by an angry feminist
for accidentally forgetting that you weren't on site
when you called your husband "My Lord
It happened at last. Today, in the mail, I got my first chunk of plastic addressed to my personna
. Now Zingaro the Gypsy has a credit line
! Look out, gaje!
The College Housing Catalog has a line that says, "Students are not permitted to keep pets, weapons, mace
..." and think, "Gee, aren't maces covered under weapons
asks "When is your period
?", and you answer "Early 14th century
you get investigated by Children's Protective Services
" your little boy...
and you call your Baroness to get you out of it...
and it works
you have to remind yourself not to call that tourist
in the checkered golf pants "Sir
" just because he's wearing a white belt
your immediate family consists of only two rather small, thin people
, but you justify your purchase of a full-sized van
/pickup truck saying "We'll need the extra space for events
people ask how your weekend
was, and you can seriously reply "Not so good. I was assasinated
3 diffrent times!"
you can (and/or) have used the excuse about leaving your wallet in your other tunic
people have threatened to tape
your mouth shut when you watch a medieval movie, because you won't shut up about how the lack of proper period garb
is ruining the movie.
You're walking into the local convenience store
in full garb, (yes, all my toys :), purchase a few things
, and on your way out you see 2 police cars
whip into the parking lot, and seconds later you open the door and hold it for the officers
as they rush in to nab the shoplifter...only to have the female officer dip a fast curtsey
and a "thank you m'lord" on her way in the door...
Someone threatens to hit you with a stick
and you get an odd smile
on your face, and tell them your friends
do all the time
Your hardware store
knows you as a frequent, and female
, customer, but is still entirely unsure
as to what you're doing with the stuff, and is afraid to ask
runs out of forks
, but it's no big deal because you're used to eating without one--forks aren't period for your persona
you're a burly guy who looks like a Hell's Angel
, but you do embroidery