Learning a new language can be difficult. Even if it's already your native language! See what my friend Marianne has to say.
My volunteers came in today and told me how much they enjoyed the
Volunteer Party/Dinner at the Parkway Central Library Saturday Night.
They said they were very sorry I couldn't go and that they missed me and
how I would navigate the buffet area to tell them what to select. I was
glad they went but also very sad that I couldn't attend because I was
sick. Jake proceeded to tell me what was served. After he described
everything, he realized he had forgotten an item.
"Ms. B, they also
"Yeah, Ms. B, salami."
"Jake, that's very
unusual to serve at a buffet dinner. Are you sure?"
"Yeah, Ms. B,
I'm sure. Funny thing, though, it tasted like fish."
"Jake, did you ever
"No, Ms. B."
"Well, Jake, it doesn't taste like
"Honest, Ms. B, it tasted like fish!"
"Jake, if it tasted
like fish and it was salami, then it had to be very bad salami and you
would have gotten very sick and you would probably be in the hospital
"Ms. B, it WAS salami!"
"Okay, Jake, but I think you are
Later, other volunteers came in to tell me about the party.
When I asked about the salami, they said, "Ms. B, there was no
"But Jake said he had salami that tasted like fish."
B, that was the broiled salmon!"