Saturday, March 18, 2006

Buenas dias

One easy out you have, I guess, when the Jehovah's Witnesses come to your door in this neighborhood is to just plead ignorance on the language front. A pair of guys rang my doorbell just before noon this morning: The older one said, "Buenas dias," as I picked up the pair of English-language newspapers from my welcome mat. I didn't reply in Spanish, so he asked me whether I speak the tongue. I said no, and then he admitted, "We're looking for the Spanish people." You'd think they'd send out a bilingual team to avoid situations like this.

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