Question of the day.

What is the weirdest thing you have ever heard in a public place?

My answer:

I like to eavesdrop on people’s conversations discretely, but the only thing I can think of right now is from a few years back when we were at the beach, or actually walking back to the car from it, and we were passing two young people, a girl and a boy, who in turn were walking towards the beach. That is when I learned that north is actually west in English. Like, the word for west is “north”. πŸ˜€ My Mum doesn’t know English beyond some words and phrases she has passively absorbed from TV, music, technology, Sofi’s exercise books, me etc. but even she knows what north and west means in English and both of us were quite amused. These people could be like uni age or older, so they definitely must have had English at school and surely would already have covered things like directions, which, if I remember correctly, people normally learn in third grade in primary or so. That might give you a bit of an idea about the level of foreign language education in Polish schools, and how much attention is paid to people actually retaining and being able to use what they learn. The school way of teaching languages is pretty tragic, uninteresting and severely lacking in creativity. So I can’t even blame people. Of course student involvement is key too, but you won’t get a student involved if you won’t interest them with your subject, and few teachers care about that. My Sofi says it all the time that she is intimidated to say in her English class that she doesn’t understand something ’cause the teacher will be like “*sighs* But Sofi, what do you still not understand? I have already explained it!” It seems like most of her class must have some understanding problems as the vast majority takes extracurricular private lessons at a language school, which of course are paid. People who actually are interested for some reason (like this Bibiel here happened to be) are bored to tears in class and need to do everything on their own if they want to progress, which, I can imagine, can be discouraging for many, in fact, I myself started to dislike English as a subject quite early on, and wasn’t far from disliking it as a language at some point.

You? πŸ™‚

8 thoughts on “Question of the day.”

  1. During a trial, which I assume is relatively public, the witness on the stand started detailing her definition of “torture” and how it is good as it relates to sex. It was a very convoluted case and the actual subject matter of the case was a Board of Education matter that had NOTHING to do with the mother’s apparent sexual fantasies. It was one of those things where you sit there wondering how we got from discussing policies at recess to her definition of torture, but there it was. And there we were…unable to reverse the mental picture or unhear her testimony.

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  2. I was in a liquor store and this woman was in the middle of store talking loudly to another woman. “I know my social security number, I know my baby’s social security number. And I know my man’s social security number.” And she started reciting the numbers for all to hear. I thought that was weird.

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  3. Gee, poor Sofi!! Ugh, I hate bad teachers. Oh! You misspelled discreet! Discrete is separate and distinct, and discreet is private. πŸ™‚ I didn’t know that until later in life myself!! πŸ™‚

    Sadly, I never overhear anything interesting! Darn my bad hearing. It makes me feel disconnected from general people’s communicating, and it’s all left to my imagination. You can probably relate since you’re blind! It’s like I may as well be deaf–fully deaf–in overhearing others, because I can’t hear a single thing anyone else ever says. Eavesdropping has always been a total no-go. AAUGH!!

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    1. Oh wow, thanks for catching that, I never knew what was the deal with discreet and discrete and thought it’s just that people don’t know how to spell it so some spell it discrete, and others discreet. πŸ˜€
      Yep, I can totally relate, especially now that the world and people’s interactions are becoming even more visual due to technology and stuff.

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  4. My apartment faces into my building’s courtyard, and when people have their windows open, sound really carries. Including sounds while people are having sex. One lady was quite vocal.

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