Actions Point Louder Than Words

, , , , | Right | September 8, 2010

Father: “Hi, I’m here to drop off my son.”

(I notice there is another child with him, who is of Asian descent.)

Me: “Is this other child yours, too?”

Father: “Oh, no, he’s a foreign exchange student from Japan.”

Me: “Oh! That’s nice. Does he speak English?”

Father: “No, none at all, actually.”

Me: “Well, does your son speak Japanese?”

Father: “Not a lick.”

Me: “How are we supposed to communicate with him? This is an outdoor camp, sir. He could get hurt if he can’t understand directions.”

Father: “I’m sure you’ll be fine. Just point a lot.”


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