Bantering in Spanish

At Conchita’s Ice Cream this afternoon, while eating a double-scoop of Cinnamon Chocolate and Coffee Almond Fudge, I met two very pleasant people who had moved to this country from Honduras – Benjamin and Gloria. They told me that the population of their country is only six million people! They were both very sweet, and my heart went out to them. It’s funny how speaking in another language takes away the feeling of necessity that I have for communicating something worthwhile. In that context – because I’m also learning the spoken medium itself – I find that chit-chat is a nice way to connect with people without having to be too serious. Yet in English this doesn’t work out the same for me. Interesting.