In my weekend post, I mentioned that I went to Salon Day Out this past Sunday. When I got there, the venue was pretty full but not as crowded as it eventually got (big ups to Dabs!). Anyways, while the first part of the program was underway, I was in the audience moving around, taking pictures and chatting with a few people. At some point, I stood near this guy who struck up a conversation. He asked about my camera, kinda dissed my photography skills and made some weird remarks about some of females in attendance - he was trying to be funny. After a few minutes, I moved on to another part of the room.
Anyways, maybe an hour later, it was my turn on stage, so that Dabs and the Savvy Chic Hair and Beauty Team could complete the instant faux locs. It turned out the guy from earlier was the MC (not a funny one, I might add), and during the different presentations, he asked questions to keep the audience engaged. So he asks me something (I can't remember), and I answered. The next thing I hear from him is...
"Ah ah, what happened to your accent?! Aren't you the same person I was gisting with earlier?"
Apparently when I chatted with him earlier, I used a Nigerian accent, and when I was on stage, a mixed Naijamerican accent came on. On one hand, I wanted to be like "Uncle, how far? Why you gorra hembarrazz me on stage?", and on the other hand, I wanted to ask, "So blurry what?" But honestly, I don't even know when the accent changed. I don't do it deliberately at all. I can start a sentence with one accent and end with a different one. In fact, if you allow me, I'll even throw in a [fake] British accent because I like to play around, INNIT?! :p
So if I ever meet you and my accent does it's rollercoaster thing, just allow me, okay? It's not on purpose.