We have been too quiet for a while, haven't we?

Years ago, my sister studied in a "law for foreign students" program in Boston. Since her fellow students were, predicatbly, from all over the world, the abundance of accents and ways of speech was astounding. Once, a fellow student asked her after class:
-Eera, do you want to go wheel washig?
-What? - asked my curious sister who has never hears of such an exotic passtime.
-Wheel washing. You know, for fun.
-Where would you go to do it?
-To a harbor, on a boat.
A boat with wheels? Like an old steam-boat? And in all her life my sister never suspected that they needed washing...
-Are the wheels on the boat?
-No, outisde!
Well, that is in keeping with the steam-boat, though my sister.
-And how do you wash them? With a broom?
-No, you look outside, maybe take a camera...
-Ah! "Watching!" You mean, "looking at them"?
-Yes, yes!
-And why would you look at wheels?
-They are interesting. They are so big!
Failing to understand how wheels, even big, can be interesting, my sister questioned further:
-And do they spin?
This got the guy to pause.
-I don't think they spin, - he said thoughtfully, - But they dive, and make fountains, and they are really big animals.
He meant "whale watching" - a popular sight on the Atlantic shore. My sister did go.

@темы: lol, how to say it?

2009-06-16 в 08:43 

Cordy Laer
Скрипач не нужен.
:lol: Thanks for the story!

2009-06-16 в 12:48 

Я, Франкенштейн
я бешеный, я помешанный, я маньяяяяяк!
Wow! That's great story! Thanks!

2009-06-16 в 16:11 

спокойненький пессимист
Whale watching? Not dolphin's? Wow.

Where this student was from?

2009-06-16 в 22:20 

Cordy Laer, Kikaider Welcome!

Кэм Yep, we have whales here in fall, winter and spring. For summer they mostly go up to Nova Scotia, but a couple of families stay here year-round. They are all named, sexed and closely watched.

Somewhere is Asia... not sure if it was China, Korea, Vietnam or something else.

2009-06-20 в 01:38 

Не бойтесь же: вы лучше многих воробьев. (Св. Евангелие от Матфея, 10:31)
Heh, "wheel washing" would make me think about "Timur and his team" :D

2009-06-21 в 01:42 

bet on both sides | do what you must
Wheel washing - it's gorgeous )))) My first question would be "how much do they pay for it", though ))) I'm overly practical sometimes. ^_^

2009-06-21 в 22:28 

[f:]ReesKey Didn't think about that. Did they wash any wheels? I remember turning wheels...

Чиффа. Hah, and wouldn't that surprise the poor boy!

2009-08-01 в 12:06 

Не бойтесь же: вы лучше многих воробьев. (Св. Евангелие от Матфея, 10:31)
KattyJamison, well, no, they didn't, actually))) but "wheel washing" made me think about nasty work that some students do in their free time to help someone, because I see no other reasons))

2010-02-06 в 18:23 

Если хочешь сказать мне слово, попытайся использовать рот (с) БГ
:lol: That's a really great story, thank you!


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