I’m struggling learning to speak Spanish…
Not just because of learning all the words…
And how they’re used in different scenarios…
Plus verb tenses and sentence structure…
But also the amount of words used…
Just to say something…
Or to answer a simple question.
Recently, when I was at a supplier of granite…
I wanted to know if the countertop on display…
Was made with one slab of granite or two?
Uno o dos?
However, when my builder asked the salesman…
It went something like this:
(of course I don’t know what they really were saying)
Cripes! How many different ways…
Were there to ask a simple question?
Perhaps they were discussing the detailed history…
Of how the granite was formed a million years ago?
Or the origin of this particular slab?
They couldn’t be talking about the installation…
Because I wasn’t even near that process yet.
Oh, come on!
All I needed to hear was uno o dos? One or two?
I mean, how many different ways to ask and answer…
Could there possibly be?
Five minutes later my builder turned to me and said,
“They’re not sure.”
“You’ve got to be kidding me, right?”
Everyone knows I’m the queen of lean copy…
I write and speak short.
While I believe I will learn to speak Spanish some day...
I just don't know if I'll ever learn...
The secondary language of bombast.
Is it just me?
Or have you ever noticed some languages...
Just take longer to speak?