A few hours ago, I was all smug and happy with myself with seeing how 7-8 years of work was taking shape into a really wonderful solution for the Augmanity technology groups. I have names, designs, and even know how to build it better.
Then, I went to a small village, where I was tested to see where I could fit into a school system to learn German.
They put a stack of papers in front of me, I did my best to answer the questions and I can only wait for the grades to see how dumb I appear to the Swiss teacher. I was so frustrated that I walked 5 kilometers home instead of taking the bus or asking for a ride.
As mentioned before, languages are a part of my brain that simply doesn’t work too well.
I got an email and I am happy to work two Europa league football games soon. If someone can enlighten me to what the Europa league actually is, I would appreciate it. American football is easy to understand, but with football, it appears there is a myriad of leagues and teams can go up or down in stature? Perhaps if I ever get back to the articles I want to write on sport, entertainment and the business of branding them, it will make an interesting writing.
But for now I will just go repeatedly ram my head into a hard wall. The problem isn’t the German language. The problem is that I am not in Germany, where German is spoken. Here, they speak Swiss German and my biggest problem is speaking the language and I happen to be in a country that has a completely different dialect to speak. Depending on where you are in the small country of Switzerland, there are very different dialects.
For as smart as I appear in some areas of life, god is making sure I feel and act the fool with the German language.
I joke that the day I get a clue with it, my wife’s immigration papers will clear and we can move to the USA.
Spanish has to be much easier than German?