Thursday, May 28, 2020

Turn Left


While I was teaching English as a foreign language at a high school in a small town in the mountains in Japan, I sometimes worked with Mark, an assistant language teacher from Canada. We taught the 10th graders Aural-Oral Communication, and here is a snippet of memory about the listening comprehension quiz we gave one day.


me:   "Excuse me, but could you tell me how to get to the nearest post office?"
Mark: "Sure, go straight for two blocks and turn left."
me:    "...two blocks, and turn left."
Mark: (emphatically, and smiling mischievously) "Right."








this week's prompt: right

10 comments:

  1. Mark, clearly had a sense of humor :) If I had a dollar for every time I have said that very same thing while confirming directions, lol

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  2. I'm back to say thank you for your SSS! Because of your Six, I learned a cool new vocabulary word - antiphrasis :D

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  3. SOL*

    * Smiled Out Loud... as I read**
    ** very much a compliment on your Six

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  4. Sometimes left is right! :-)

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  5. Many a truth is said in jest. Often the opposite game pays off and a fool never notices...but sometimes...you get busted. Great six.

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  6. Heeheehee! That's one way to introduce people to how odd our language can be.

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  7. Ditto to Girlie on the Edge's comment! Me too.

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  8. Right on. Can't imagine having to learn this crazy language. Fun take.

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