Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Excuse me stewardess, I can order in Chinese

A real scene from my classroom.  Keep in mind I am a high school Spanish teacher.

Student 1: Ask her.
Student 2: No you ask her.

Student 1: I don't need to because I know she does.

Me:  What's the problem guys?
Student 1:  He says you don't speak Chinese.
Me: That's right.  I don't.
Student 1: No, I know you do.  Can't you just say a few words for us.

Me: Well, I just told you I don't know Chinese.
Student 2: I told you so.

Me, thinking that Student 2 is being a little snotty and needs to be taken down a peg: Okay, you got me, I do know some.

Student 1: Go ahead; let's hear.

Me: Egg foo young, kung pao, ma po tuo fu, moo goo gai pan.

Student 1: See, I told you she did.
Student 2: That's so cool.


  1. Ueheheheheheeee,Lois:-)))
    That was really funny.
    Not only the jokes can be funny-live events show sometimes to be even more funny:-))
    Waaarm Hugs-Halinka-

  2. That reminds me, I speak Chinese too! Funny!

  3. That was funny. Thanks for sharing.

  4. *TeeHee* I know this is an older post, but I couldn't help commenting. You do realize this makes us all VERY CLEVER: I love many international cuisines, and I'm only now understanding that I AM MULTILINGUAL... And all this time I thought I spoke only English and French. I feel AWESOME, Lois! *Giggle* Thank you!