Watch Your Languages

| Related | February 9, 2012

(We’re hitting a language barrier in a local market. The employees don’t speak English, and my dad knows very little Korean. He does speak 7 other foreign languages, not all fluent, but at least at a conversational level.)

(My dad speaks Chinese.)

Me: “I don’t think they speak Chinese.”

(My dad speaks Japanese.)

Me: “Not Japanese either.”

(My dad speaks Thai.)

Me: “Dad, it’s not going to work.”

Dad: “Can’t hurt to try! They might know another language too.”

Me: “They don’t even know English.”

Mom: “Ignore your dad. He’s just showing off.”

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