text message from Sligo Man: Spent all day moving house. How about you?
Me: Congratulations, where is the new place, still in Bondi?
Sligo Man: No, Waterloo. Do you want to come over and watch a dvd?
Me: Waterloo, Cool 🙂 Is Napoleon there?
Sligo Man: Don’t know what that is. Its near Surry Hills.
Okay, so not everyone is interested in History. But Napoleon Bonaparte? Come ON! The man conquered most of Europe for goodness sake. Not Ireland, admittedly, but still…
If Sligo Man were from Korea or somewhere equally distant from Europe I could understand. After all, I hadn’t heard of King Sejong the Great til this morning.
But I don’t think I can go out with a man who doesn’t know who Napoleon was. Does that make me an intellectual snob?