Saturday

Si Senor

I keep in close touch with my faceting instructor. He is a funny guy, former high school teacher, married to an amazing woman, and has a dynamic family. Friends like Ron & Donna are few & far between - - and I believe that your life is enriched by the people you surround yourself with. Why be surrounded by tainted souls when you can be surrounded by exemplary ones?

The last time Ron & Donna went out to breakfast with my husband & I, Ron told a story that makes me giggle every time I think about it... A few years back he & his wife traveled with their kids and grandkids to Carlsbad Caverns. Everyone wanted to do the camping thing instead of the hotel thing so they could roast marshmallows and cook over an open fire. Part of the purpose their trip was to take tours they had never taken, and other part was to watch the bat flights.

On their second night at the campground, Ron's two sons decided to ask one of the campground attendants if he knew when the bat flights were. They marched off to talk to the man they had seen cleaning up another campsite earlier in the day. It became after trying to speak to the man that he wouldn't be able to help them - - he didn't speak a word of English and they didn't speak a word of Spanish. Frustrated, they went back to camp and told the family they would need to speak to a ranger the following day to get the details.

Ron, however, was ready to come to the rescue for he had studied Spanish when he was in high school & college and was confident he would have an answer quickly. Ron marched off to speak to the attendant...

"┬┐Donde son los pequenos pollos de la noche?"

The man looked confused.

"┬┐Donde son los pequenos pollos de la noche?"

The man burst out laughing... and was unable to reply due to being doubled over with laughter.

Ron then realized he had just asked, "Where are the little chickens of the night?"

5 Comments:

Blogger Debra said...

hahaha Maybe the "flying mice" would have been a better choice of words!

12:38 AM  
Anonymous grill said...

HEH! That's awesome! :-)

8:13 AM  
Blogger Derek Knight said...

The leetle Cheekins of the night...They have the succulent breast meats, no?

9:00 AM  
Blogger Atyllah said...

The chicken of the night...? Granny Were is usually only seen at full moon... best bewere...

11:35 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I love it! Little chickens of the night - that's the best thing I've read in a while!

2:51 AM  

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