Wednesday, December 14, 2011

¿Qué talla es?

Big news: I got a temp job! It sounds like it will turn into a real, full time job. Not sure if it is seasonal or what, but they loved me today and I liked them. I work with a bunch of Spanish speakers. They were shocked that I speak Spanish, and I impressed the half Serbian girl with my knowledge of... "good morning" in Serbian. Hah!

Only one thing happened today that made me angry. I was talking to one latino guy and he was asking me in Spanish what size jacket I wear, and he spoke to me in "usted" (the formal you in Spanish). So the sentence could have been, "What size are you?" or, "What size is it?" And I automatically assumed he was talking about something else, why talk to me in the formal way? I don't know. In Spain no one uses "usted" so I was all thrown off. And looked at him like, "huh?" and felt like an asshole who doesn't actually speak Spanish very well at all. BUT I AM AMAZING AT SPANISH! It is one of the things that I am actually really, really, really good at.

Anyway, I am sure I'll have time to redeem myself and my Spanish skills.

The job is really easy, it is just processing online orders for this company that sells sheep skin and leather goods. It is not really my scene, but I like the people and I am not too terribly bored yet.

On an unrelated note, I hurt my knee last week. It seems okay, still really bruised and has a big bump on the side. The swelling has gone down mostly, but not completely. I did go snowboarding on it, and it feels mostly okay. I would go to the doctor and have it checked out, except I very much dislike going to the doctor.


Megan said...

glad your knee is mostly ok =) miss you!

Julia said...

Your Spanish is still amazing. Ud. messes everyone up!