Tuesday, May 26, 2009
"Young lady, do you speak Spanish?"
" Well, you should"
" Every year people come to this country and they dont speak english!! What language do they speak? SPANISH! You should learn it ! Then, teach classes and sell lessons for $9. The tapes are about $16, dont bother with Rosetta"
" Are you listening ?"
-I hear you
"What language do you know"
-Je parle francais
"That AINT SPANISH !"
-Obviously. No offense but, I dont care to learn spanish. I dont have a problem with the native speakers or the country the language originated from but if they're coming here...why should I take additional classes just to have the requirements and capabilities to speak to them ? I dont mind helping them understand me but i'm perfectly content with not knowing their language.When I go to a foreign country, I have to learn THEIR language and not the other way around. This conversation is quite pointless seeing as how when you step off this train, I wont have the desire to learn spanish and i'll forever think you were insane. If you dont mind, I wanna get back to listening to my ENGLISH gospel music. Thanks.
"Well, I was just saying it'd make it easier"
- mhm thanks for the news flash
random conversation I had on the train
scribbled by: iRamble at 11:15 AM