Ben gets home and I tell him what happened and he says "this will be good for you to go practice some Spanish and meet the neighbors." Here is the problem with that, when they talk back I freeze because they sound nothing like Maria from my Spanish lessons. I begged him to go with me, but he didn't budge. So I wrote a script of things I would need to say, some things that they might say back so I would be prepared. practiced everything! The Maid answered the door and all I said was Buenos (because here you don't really say hola until you know them better) I hadn't prepared for this scenario so I just smiled and tried to remember something I could say. Now I was flustered and when the next woman came to the door I seriously had to look at my notes. Lame!! Anyway the nice Lady interrupted my valiant efforts to speak to her and said "It's OK I speak English" I almost kissed her!
I now have a heart for all the people I have met in my life who do not speak English. Wow It's tough being the minority! I haven't been this insecure since middle school. I CAN do this! It's only gonna get more intense.
Reunited with his pig!