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Friday, January 21, 2011

en Espanol...

I don't understand Spanish.

But I speak a tiny bit (leftovers from three years in high school) with a darn good accent.

It comes in handy sometimes.

Like today.  One of my students was pissed at me.  He stood next to me as I sat at my desk and muttered, "Ay, ay, ay...," then a string of words that I did not know.  The tone was enough.  I pulled out my tried-and-true, surefire, strike-terror-in-their-hearts script.


I love the look on their face when I say this.  They get that "Oh, shit!" look.  The one with the white face and tight lips.


He sat.  And shut up.

It was enough.

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