Friday, November 18, 2005

Things I Do Because I'm a Moron IV

I was going to visit someone at the Hospital and needed a room number. While I was waiting at the desk, one of the receptionists was on the phone and seemed to be having a bit of a rough time.

Finally she set the receiver aside and asked her co-worker, "What do I do if a woman on the phone is only speaking Spanish and I can't understand her?"

Without thinking (typical...see post title), I dug deep into my non-existant foreign language experience and said aloud, "Uno monmento por favor?"

Her face broke into an expression of relief. Then, to my horror, she handed me the phone.

I held it to my ear like it was an iguana. "Uh..." I said.

"Quisiera comprar a su hermano un palillo de los pescados!" A voice on the line insisted.

As far as I could tell, she was upset because someone was comparing her brother, Herman, to a houshold pest, but I wasn't really sure.

I managed to remember one more phrase. I think I had heard it on a Veggie Tales video.

"No comprendo..." I said, handing the phone back to the receptionist.

I shrugged, "That's all I've got, I'm afraid."

"Thanks a lot." she said. I don't think she meant it.

Peggy Hill has got nothing on me.

(A quick, supplemental "Moron" story can be found Here.)


Blogger Reinman said...

Haha, what did you think was gonna happen?

In your defense, though, it sounds like the lady was getting a little too worked up over fish sticks.

6:39 AM  
Blogger Colonel Havoc said...

Bravo on the translation...

11:20 AM  
Blogger the devine one said...

Peggy Hill. She's a cool cat.

1:29 PM  
Blogger FLGSATELLITE said...

Ah...I had to smile when I read your "spanish " post...while away this past week , at our hotel the "chair boy" of spanish decent(for lack of a better name , he would be the one who sets up your chair with a pillow and towel any where you direct)finished and did a fine job asked me if it was okay...the towel had slipped and he felt bad. Any way this slipped out of my mouth..."no problemo" a huge smile came on his face and he said " you speak spanish?" I smiled back and had to tell him no.
By the way were those "real" words you spoke or did you just make them up? :)
Gina looks great by the way. You could always say,"isto" (the s is a hiss sound)it means "sit" in finnish.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Colonel Havoc said...

Good Story, Faye. I'm glad I'm not the only one with a "Language" problem. As far as the Spanish quote, I think the post is old enough now to share the translation. As far as I can tell, it means, "I'd like to buy your brother a fish stick."

8:45 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

¬°Usted es un hombre chistoso!

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