Monday, May 9, 2011

Parlez Vous?

When I was in 6th grade, we had to learn some Spanish basics. We learned colors and simple phrases and...I don't know, whatever means "the basics." Obviously, I didn't learn much because the only phrase I remember at all is:

Donde esta el bano? (And even that I didn't learn well because I spelled "bano" as "banyo" and had to google it to get it right. Doh.)

Which means:

Where is the bathroom?

At some point in the school year, I thought it would be funny during Spanish Time to go up to the teacher and say "Donde esta el bano?" and give him a good little chuckle. You know because when you're twelve, anything to do with the bathroom is hilarious. Heck, it still is most of the least to my husband. Who I wonder about his maturity sometimes...which is probably about the level of a twelve year old..

Anyway, I went up to him and with a big goofy grin on my face delivered the words in espanol.

He glanced at me and told me to go ahead and go to the bathroom.

Not a crack of a smile. Nothin'...

As I trudged down the hallway I realized two things:

a. Not everyone gets my sense of humor.


b. I really didn't have to go to the bathroom.


  1. It's too bad our computer doesn't have the little squiggle over the n.

  2. I totally get your sense of humor! I can see myself doing this exact same thing. ha ha :) Thanks for the funny story.

  3. Haha! When I was in elementary school, I took a couple of years of French. And all I remember is "Je n'aime peu pas travailler." Or something like that. I think it's supposed to mean "I don't like to work" but I only remember it because it sounds like "poo pa".

  4. Haha, your teacher probably had a kid EVERY school year come up and say that to fact, I probably said it the previous year:)

  5. Ha ha! Well, I get it. Not sure what that means though.


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