Running Into A Language Harrier

| Working | April 26, 2013

(My family is Chinese. I’m checking out books for five-year-olds. I’m 27.)

Employee: “Oh, is this for your kid?”

Me: “Actually my grandma.”

Employee: “Hahaha, your grandma?! Really? She reads these baby books? What a big baby she is!”

Me: “Well, Chinese is her native language. The English in these books is her level.”

Employee: “Then why the h*** didn’t she learn any English?”

Me: “She is. She spoke as much English as a one-year-old when she came here last year.”

Employee: “Well she’s learning too slowly. She can’t come here and not learn English instantly.”

Me: “Are you serious? She’s trying her best. She’s also enrolled in an English course.”

Employee: “Well, tell her to learn faster!”

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