Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Do you speak Danish???

My wonderful brudder-in-law, Leif, is originally from Denmark. He moved to Leoti is the summer of 1981. He came to our country knowing no other English word besides hamburger. Whenever he went to a cafe to eat, the waitresses would always ask him what he wanted. He always said "hamburger". As time passed by, he got really sick and tired of hamburgers so he made up his mind that he was going to learn how to speak English. Through the past 29 years, he has done an excellent job of earning to read, write and speak English. We're all very proud of him!!!

Today, when I was carrying bags from Wal-Mart to the van, I noticed that a car with four young men had parked right next to our van. While I was unloading the bags from the cart into the van, I could hear one of the men talking on his cellphone. He was not speaking loudly. He was mumbling quite abit of the time. After he hung up, I explained to him that my brudder-in-law is from Denmark. I noticed that the young man sounded like Leif. Was it possible that this man was also from Denmark???

The man began chuckling quietly at first and then, over time, began having an outright good laugh over my question. He finally told me that I was the first person to ever ask him if he was Danish. Then...he told me that he was a citizen of (you're gonna laugh at me too!!!) none other than jolly old England!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, mercy!!! It really was NOT my day!!!


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