Yesterday I was at the model of efficiency that is the Washington State Department of Licensing. After the renewal of my drivers license I made my way to the car and a gentleman was parked next to me with his hood up. He asked me in a thick accent if I could help him with a jump. I set up the cables and start my car and the man's battery started to charge. He disconnected the cable and the short man thanked me for my assistance.
I took a look at him and replied with 'de nada'. (For those of you who are not familiar with espanol it means 'you're welcome'.
The short dark complected man stared at me with a half grin and said, "I don't speak Spanish."
Yeah I'm an idiot, but at least he didn't seem to take offense. I'm sure he went home and told his family how much of a dumb ass white boy I am.
Wiwille, improving cultural relations since 1975.
"Because we should always respect other nationalities, I have always tried to play them with dignity." - Ricardo Montalban