The condition of having a minuscule to nonexistent readership gives a great deal of freedom to indulge myself in writing whatever silly thing pops into my head.
This week, I felt the urge to tell the world [are you out there?] about the joyful hilarity I experienced while tutoring ESL on Tuesday night. My students, Shobha and Sarmati, were attempting to learn the pronunciation of various ‘places around town’. ‘Restaurant’ proved a poser as initial ‘r’s are quite difficult for the Nepali-speaking tongue. Our exchange went something like this:
me: “what is this place? restaurant. rest-uh-rahnt.”
shobha: “brest… breastaurant.”
It may be puerile, but it sure was fun. And entertaining in the recounting. Happy November, and happy almost-Harry-Potter time. I’m mostly done knitting my Gryffindor sweater vest and my midnight premiere costume is gonna be siiiick.