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Old 01-28-2012, 01:08 PM
 
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I went shopping today at Ross Stores and got there just as it opened. It was empty except for a few of the store's employees.

By the time I got to the back of the store, I realized I had to use the Ladies Room, very badly, and didn't know where it was. I went up to the first person I saw with a store tag and asked her where the Ladies Room was. Apparently, she didn't speak English and pointed to the Manager standing at the front door. Oh, no. I don't want to have to walk all the way back there to ask somebody else.

Without even thinking, I blurted out, "Donde esta EL BANO", in my 50 year old HS Spanish. She stopped, turned around, and said, "Si, Si, SI!", smiling. Then she took my hand and quckly lead me to the Ladies Room. I waved her a quck "Gracias", and went in.

Tell your children, people, pay attention in HS language classes. Take SPANISH. Even 50 years later, it may come in handy.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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I took spanish in HS and college and don't remember much at all. There is no way I would have remembered how to ask for the bathroom.
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