About Links Archives Search Feed Albums of Note


The Persistence of Mistranslation

Had another trying time trying to explain that I am leaving for three weeks to Wani.

“I come tomorrow,sir” “Actually no come tomorrow. I go home until January 6 today” “January, sir?” “Yes, January” “So I come tomorrow, sir?”

Sigh.

Office quiet—calm before the storm of leaving. John makes it back from Pune before I leave. Took off, saw the smog over Bangalore for the first time since arriving. No wonder I didn’t get a tan.

Posted on December 19, 2000   #India  






← Next post    ·    Previous post →