By embarrassed - 4/2/2020 14:00

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Today, while in class our exchange student turned to quietly ask “have you got a rubber?” Shocked but trying to be nice I reached in my purse and discreetly handed her a condom. She looked horrified and moved seats. It was later explained to me that in Europe a rubber is actually an eraser. FML
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By  J15237  |  16

That is a real FML right there. I would be confused too because that is what a robber means. You just have to keep in mind different cultures. That is really fucked up though and I am sorry it happened to you. On a side note good for you on making sure you are using protection.

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By  J15237  |  16

That is a real FML right there. I would be confused too because that is what a robber means. You just have to keep in mind different cultures. That is really fucked up though and I am sorry it happened to you. On a side note good for you on making sure you are using protection.

By  ojosRojos  |  28

I’d say to use context clues but honestly, I can understand your confusion. I probably would’ve said “a what?” so maybe they’d describe an eraser or something. Hope you explained the misunderstanding and they’re speaking to you again! Lol

By  Susan Yee  |  8

I’d have thought “rubberband “.

By  the_catherine  |  4

No offence, but that is so American. English isn’t my native language, I don’t even live in an English-speaking country and yet still, I knew both words and their possible meanings and given the fact that you were at school, well... it’s pretty obvious what she meant... 🤷‍♀️

By  Matthew Irmen  |  9

I got in trouble for asking for a rubber in fifth grade after moving to the U.S. from England. I can relate.