The Sams were unique in their sameness. Samuel and Samantha were both born on 3 August 1978. They were both 5′ 6 ” tall with brown hair and blue eyes. The had met while both were first year Geography students at Durham University. With so much in common it seemed in the stars, Leo in this case, that they belonged together.
They married, got jobs at the same environmental research firm, and even had twins – Amy and Anny. They had their favorite restaurant – LuLu’s, and took their holidays predictably at the same beach resort in Pago Pago.
“Now that the girls have gone to uni, let’s do something different,” Samantha said out of the blue.
“What do you have in mind?” Sam replied.
“How about a cabin in Scandinavia or Canada for holiday this year?” she said.
“I don’t know,” he said. “We have always gone with summer sun and a beach,” he reminded her.
“Exactly the point,” she said.
“Okay,” he said, “But it needs to be a good one.”
After some searching on the internet she said, “I found one in Finland. The Google translate says ‘First Class Cabin’ in wooded location. It says it is a unique venue.”
“I don’t know,” he said unconvinced.
“Wow, doing the conversion, it’s half the price of our usual holiday. Can’t we give it a go?”
“Okay, book it. First Class sounds good at that price,” he said.
The holiday was truly something different. Shame about the English-Finnish translation.
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I like that you leave it to us to fill in the gaps… what exactly was the reality behind the translation
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