Friday, February 1, 2013
Caller ID Fail
The phone rang this week and my sixteen-year-old daughter, Amy, looked at Caller ID and saw the phone number for the place where her oldest sister works. Assuming it was Christina, Amy picked up the phone and said, "Como estas en el bano?
This is probably not good Spanish grammar, but Amy had asked, "How are you doing in the bathroom?"
Turns out it wasn't Christina on the other end. Turns out it was Christina's boss. Unbeknownst to Amy, her sister Anna had applied to work at the same place. The caller tentatively asked, "Is Anna there?"
Anna was embarrassed to answer the phone and hoped Christina's boss didn't know Spanish, but thankfully she still got the job.