Wait till you hear this hilarious story from best-selling author, Susan Page Davis. You'll hoot!
I am about as northern as you can get, having grown up and spent most of my life in Maine, but about a year ago, I moved to Kentucky. Before we even moved, I opened a post office box in my new town for writing correspondence. I didn't think my accent was that bad (after all, it's these people around me who talk funny, right?), but I found out otherwise when I called my postmistress about a month after we moved in. Before asking my question, I thought the polite thing to do was identify myself, so I started out, "Hello, this is Susan Davis. I live on--" Her drawl interrupted me: "Ah know who you are, ma'am." I laugh every time I think about it, and I wonder if she tells people about that crazy writer woman from Maine with the accent.
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