Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I can remember clearly, living in Denmark and working very hard to learn Danish. I had reached that point where I could understand almost everything, but still didn't have a lot of courage to speak. It wasn't until I was thrown into a new job and HAD to speak, that I finally started using the language.
There were a number of reactions. Some people heard my accent and immediately switched to English. Others spoke slowly and loudly as though I wasn't only learning a new language, but also had a mental disability. And the last group of people laughed.
I'm not sure which group I hated the most, and I'm sure you've also met these people, haven't you?