Friday, October 27, 2006

¡Soy estúpida!

I have learned a few words or phrases in several of the languages people speak around the office, mostly Arabic, Swahili and Spanish, in addition to my bad French. I use them sometimes roughly (as you'll see below), but the intent is usually appreciated.

Today a Spanish-speaking co-worker brought me a form to sign and date. I did so, but the wrong place. When the error was pointed out, I said "Oh! Excusa, por favor. Soy estúpido!"

She said, "Oh, ronnie, you no estúpido!"

I smiled and said, "Oh, gracias."

She said, "You are a woman, so you are estúpida."




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