Funny things you have overheard traveling? Or most cringe-worthy moment?
I live in Zimbabwe and the Americans that come here say the darnedest things. Last weekend I was at a bar for a friend's book launch and an American came up to the bar and asked the bartender for 3 beers. The bartender replied "Sure. Windhoek?" (Windhoek was the only non-light beer available and was on clear display behind the bartender.) "What?!" yelled the American (it was somewhat loud inside). "Do you want three Windhoek beers?" the bartender replied calmly. "What?!! I WANT THREE 1, 2, 3 BEERS!! (holding up fingers)" I just looked at the bartender and shook my head, saying "yeah grab him the Windhoek." The bartender left and the guy turned to me laughing and leaning on the counter "haha I can't understand anything they say." To which I curtly responded: "Windhoek is the name of the beer" and pointed at the prominent sign.
The dude looked like he had swallowed a lemon and didn't say anything else to me as he waited.