After me explaining to her that we don't eat bread and I'm only buying it for her to eat.
Maid: Why you not eat bread?!?!? I eat bread ALL the time. Potatoes too. What you eat if you not eat bread?
Me (a little defensive): Well..., we eat meat, fish, vegetables and things. You know, we're not from here (if she only knew that bread and potatoes are all Finns ever eat, or at least did when I was a kid).
Maid: Vegetable, that is good, but pork... You eat pork?
Me: Yes... yeah... Yes.
Maid: Porridge, you not eat porridge?
Me: Well. No. We don't eat wheat.
Me: We don't eat flour, you know flour? (making a sorry attempt at mimicking baking, I hope). Or mealie meal either.
Maid lets out a huge laugh.
Maid: I eat chicken. I only eat chicken. I no eat cow, not pork, not nothing. Porridge, potatoes. I peel potatoes, put cream and cheese. Very good.
Me: Oh, that sounds nice (fake smile). You know, we're not from here (shrug).
Maid lets out another huge laugh and I escape to something reeeaaalllly interesting on the computer, that I need to ponder and frown at.
About an hour later as I'm still expertly frowning at the computer and the maid is preparing her lunch.
Maid: When you shop you buy me fish and beef.
Maid: Fish Lucky Star and beef. I write down?
Me: Ohm... Yes, please, yes. You mean beef, like raw or like to put on bread?
Maid: Yes, raw. I eat bread and Lucky Star or beef and bread. Next time you shop you buy.
Me: Ohm... Okay.
Now what just happened?