Day By Day

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sign of the Times

We had dinner tonight at a Thai restaurant in a small Pennsylvania city. The waitress was of Chinese extraction and grew up in Thailand speaking both Thai and Chinese. When she and her husband decided to come to America she went back to school to learn English, but when she arrived here she found that everyone she met spoke Spanish so now she is enrolled at a community college learning her fourth language so that she can speak to her customers.

Globalization sure makes things complicated, doesn't it?