Monday, 23 November 2009

Save It For Class…

It was another freezing morning at Andeok School, and I met one of my co-workers at the shoe cabinet beside the school’s main front doors. I happily greeted her on this nippy Monday morning.

“Hello! How are you doing today?”

“I…” she hesitated and then spoke again. “I mean…I am overwhelmed…and exhausted!”

She sounded out of breath, but overjoyed that she had used two vocabulary words she had learned from one of my teachers’ English classes.

I followed up the conversation with, “Why?”

She opened her mouth to speak, but froze as if the wind had chilled her body to death.

“I…I...can’t tell you right now. I am saving it for English class on Wednesday… Is that okay?”

“Of course,” I chuckled.

The Korean teachers are trying to save their stories of big events for my teachers’ English classes, to ensure that have material to answer my weekly question, “So, how was your weekend?”

It looks like our friendly, spontaneous conversations will be limited from now on.

- Jess

1 comment:

  1. That's so sweet! You're very special to them Jess!