One of the great things about WordPress is the stats feature. I love nothing more than having a blog and spying on the people reading it. What country are they in? How did they find me? What posts did they like? The post that seems to be the most popular is the one about my experiences with the German language in Frankfurt.
So, for those who are interested in my linguistic journey, I have some good news – I had a conversation in German where the German person replied in GERMAN and not English!! In my 6 months here, this is the very very first time, at least when I have been making an effort (not where they don’t know English and I try to speak in English to them).
So what was this conversation? Luckily I remember it well, so I can relay the epic-ness of it for you. Picture the setting – the foyer of a cinema, full of people buying overpriced popcorn and nachos. Enter a thirsty girl.
Girl – Can I have a medium 7-up please.
Cashier – Medium?
Girl – Yes please.
Cashier – You realise that’s a litre, right?
By this point the girl is so thrilled that the cashier replied in German that she has glazed over and has a big stupid grin on her face.
Girl – Yes please!
Cashier – [price] please.
Girl – Here you are. See you!
There, how epic was that. So, I walked away with my MASSIVE cup of lemonade, of which I could only drink 1/3 before I got home, the remainder of which sat on the side in the kitchen for a day before I sadly tipped my memento of that special moment away.