Salam, ben Georgia!
I am learning Turkish
I can say nice to meet you
And how are you?
But if you are anything but fine
I won’t be able to understand
So I will say simply
Good luck with that!
and Güle güle
which means Goodbye
A customer for the haunted house:
He asks, “What can I give you to gain access to your house of monsters?”
I smile and say, “I’ll take ten dollars.”
Teaching an ESL class on giving advice:
I prompt, “My mother is mean. She is angry all the time. What should I do?”
A student raises her hand tentatively and answers, “Could you be a better daughter?”
I say, “Ah. Yes. Good answer. Now, someone else. I am sad. What should I do?”
Another student says, “You could drink a soda.”
I ask, “Really?” He shrugs and says, “Yes. I love Coca Cola!”
The secretary says, “It was my birthday this week.
I brought you in some russian spaghettis and meat
from the celebration to thank you for helping me.”
“Oh, Inna!” I exclaim, “I forgot my lunch today!
I can’t thank you enough for bringing these in.”