Thursday, 12 April 2007

Be careful what you ask for...

One of the great things about my little holiday was that I got the opportunity to practice my French. I did French many many moons ago when I was at school and haven't really needed to use it since. So I took all available chances and spoke (probably quite badly) French whenever I could. In our apartment we really got into two game shows that were on in the early evening; we had a great time trying to translate the questions and then choose the right answer.

On an evening out The HoF asked for help with the translating of the menu - think he'd been impressed by my ability to ask for my skis to be changed. Now I was very clear in my explanation "the first two are steak, the third is duck, the fourth is lamb. I know the fifth one includes beef but I have no idea what the other words mean, sorry." We all place our orders and The HoF goes for the beef...





I must admit we were a little cruel, as we all laughed when his food arrived. You see, somewhere amongst the words I didn't know must have been RAW!

4 comments:

Professor Howdy said...

Hello!
Very good posting.
Thank you - Have a good day!!!

Brenda said...

I'd have made you pay! That doesn't look very appetizing.

Carmen In NC said...

Oh my goodness. The waiter should have mentioned it was rare - raw. Were you able to figure out which word was raw for future reference? Too funny.

Mel said...

Oh Brenda, surely it wsn't my fault! I was brave enough to taste it and it was actually quite nice -you wouldn't want a whole plate though!

Carmen, we thought the waiter was probably sitting in a corner laughing away to himself as The HoF ate. I did suggest he sent it back and explained it was a mistake and ask for it to be cooked - but hey, we are English, stiff upper lip and everything!