Culture Shock Chronicles

Journal Entry #24 – How to accelerate learning the language? Jump in head first! My wife and I went to purchase some household items at the local “Target” (not really a Target, that’s just what we like to call it) and I asked if there was a salesperson who spoke English. What was I thinking? Of course there wasn’t anyone available! So, I asked for a little patience and proceeded with my best use of Spanish to date. I managed to communicate which models we desired, request delivery of the items, and navigate through all the technical language. Que soprenza! I completed the transaction without losing everything in my wallet or offending anyone (at least I think so)! It was a fun little “victory” for me. Now, if I can just figure out the menu in the restaurant ……..

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