Um, yeah. Let's all go sing some songs and encourage those dear old elephants.
Soon the conversation led to Christmas. Krinny was talking about Christmas in Australia when she said, "You see, their winter is in the middle of summer."
Right-0. How does that work again?!?
On Sunday evening, David, Deborah, and I walked into B2S (an office supply store) looking for balloons. I called Pookie and asked her how to say balloon in Thai. I very distinctly heard her say, "Puktsong" and so I confidently walked up to a sales lady and said, "Sawadeka... puktsong?" She smiled at me and said, "just a moment" before walking over to a computer to check it out. After a consultation with two co-workers, they led us in the direction of the magazine rack and began looking very intently for something. We realized something got lost in translation, so I called Pookie up and had her talk to the sales lady. While the lady was on the phone with Pookie, she began to smile and laugh some before hanging up and leading us in the opposite direction. She did find the balloons for us and we all had a good laugh, even though we didn't know what I had said. So when we met up with Pookie, we asked her what "puktsong" is. Before she told us that, she said the word for balloon is "pukpome" and what I had said to the saleslady was: "Hello... bullet?"
I'm surprised they didn't call security!