Thursday, March 29, 2012

Not Proficient.

I've studied Arabic on a few different occasions in the past, but I've never become even mildly proficient at speaking it. At my very best, I could make polite introductions and fake my way through some small talk. Nowadays, I'm able to recognize when Arabic is being spoken, but nothing much more beyond that.

My cab driver the other day was speaking a wonderful blend of Arabic and English into his blue-tooth phone while driving me back to my hotel. His conversation went like this:

Arabic Arabic Arabic nice Arabic Arabic fuckin' nice Arabic Arabic Mexican bullshit! Arabic Arabic Arabic city hall bullshit! Arabic $1.50 Arabic Arabic greencard.

After paying for my ride, I thanked the driver with a Shukran and hopped out.

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