Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Miming "Internet Connection"

I had my first Spanish-utility experience today, when the guy came to hook up our land line and internet service. The message that he was coming to a home whose inhabitant does not speak Spanish--which Andrew elaborated on, in Spanish, to Telephonica on the phone last night--evidently did not get passed along. He came in with many Spanish declarations, to which I said only, "Si. No hablo espanol." He mimed, "Where's the phone jack?" and I led him to it. It all seems to be in order, but before he left, he mimed "I'm calling" and kept saying "Mille quatro!", which I hope doesn't mean "I'm calling in your fee for four thousand euros." We shall see.

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