No candy from my house this Halloween.
Brother goes and makes a sign that says, “There’s candy next door.”
I’m like “WAIT! No, I don’t wanna get complaints from our neighbors!”
I go and add “Probably.” to the sign. :P
My grandma make lunch for me for 3 days in a week.
Today she asked, “How long are you supposed to bring lunch to school?”
Me: “Uh, a whole year?”
Little Bro: Wait, was what you were saying related to—
Me: You’re related to mommy!
Bro: -.- We’ll you’re related to mommy too!
(yes, I call my mom, mommy sometimes.)
Mom: Where is this TBA place?!
Brother: There is no such place as TBA!
Me: *laughs* TBA is “to be announced”, mom.
edit: mom actually went and googled TBA before I told her what TBA meant, haha.
At work, a fellow co-worker told me my sneeze sounded like a little old grandpa’s…
She then said she meant it in a cute way…
I don’t know what to think of that…
Today was woken up by a phone call.
My mom wakes me up and says, “I don’t know what they’re saying” and hands me the phone.
I’m half asleep and answer the phone.
Sounds like an Indian guy on the phone speaking.
As he speaks I make him repeat himself over and over again because slow and accented English isn’t my area…
So I translate to my mom what I understood, ”Some guy is telling us to turn on our computer because we have something wrong with our internet connection?”
Guy on the phone pesters me.
I reply, “I’m translating to my mom.”
My mom tells me to ask the guy where he’s calling from.
I didn’t want to ask, so I try to give the phone back to my mom.
Mom argues back that she doesn’t know what he’s saying and refusing the phone.
In the end she takes the phone and says “I don’t know what you’re saying.” twice then hangs up.
I couldn’t go back to bed so I went and googled what happened and realized it was a phone scam.
In conclusion, half asleep me + accented English + mom who doesn’t know English well who I must translate to = humongous communication barrier.