LETTER: No polish

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This really happened and it is too good not to share with your readers.

I had purchased a new Jaguar and paid an extra £300 for a protective coating which claimed to remove the need for polishing.

When I collected the car, the salesperson reminded me, ‘no polish’.

For its first clean I drove into the very efficient and inexpensive hand wash car cleaners on the Brighton Road near the old Aquarena.

As a member of the team approached I lowered the window and said: “No polish”.

He did not understand and got a colleague. “No polish”, I repeated.

“Ahh, no problem, we not Polish, we Bulgarians.”

Funny and also true.

An amusing illustration of the potential mishaps in cross-cultural communication in an increasingly diverse Worthing community.

Peter Rhodes

Brighton Road

Worthing

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