Snapshot Voyager is about my own personal photography journey. I am always looking to try something new, inquisitive as to how it works, and to the end results I might achieve.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The Pawn Shop

The recent sale of my Nikon FE2, which I had initially purchased at a pawn shop in Sydney, reminded me of a funny story with my wife and that occurred just after we were married.  Pawn shops have always been a great source of camera finds for me and I've always spent time there to try to find a bargain.

In Australian English however, 'pawn' and 'porn' are pronounced exactly the same way - unlike in North American English, which for my new Canadian wife and I, led to a rather funny moment.

Me: "I'm just going down to the local pawn shop for a while."

S: "Uh....why are you going there?"

Me: "Just to see if I can find anything interesting."

S: "What exactly are you looking for?"

Me: "Not sure yet.  Whatever might look interesting."

S: "Are you sure you don't want me to come."

Me: "No, it's fine.  I don't think you'll be interested in that stuff."

S: "No, no; I think I want to come."

Me: "Really, I know you won't be interested."

By this time she was quite agitated, and eventually I realised she was thinking something completely different than looking for old cameras!

Nikon FE2 w/ Nikon 35mm f2 AF

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