Thursday, May 24, 2012

A telephone conversation with my brother

My brother was in Cambodia a few months ago. I phoned him when he got back.

Me: So you were bitten by a snake?
Him: Yes.
Me: Did you panic?
Him: Not really, because the Cambodians working with us didn't seem too concerned.
Me: Right.
Him: Although, at times like that you suddenly realise that your life depends on people whose English consists of "yes, "no" and "Lady Gaga".

I'm still laughing.

2 comments:

materfamilias said...

I've been thinking often and deeply about language recently, as you might imagine, but this incident really puts my feelings in perspective. Wow! Glad your brother's fine.

Stella said...

Great.