Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Lost in Translation
Today at work I helped a Spanish-speaking client. I felt pretty proud of myself because I was able to answer all of his questions in Spanish. It wasn’t until after he left that I realized that the word I thought meant “policy” actually means “police.” I can only imagine what he thought when I handed him a form and politely asked him to “please read over our policeman.” Whoops.