Yesterday I was talking to the mother of one of the young ladies who comes to our church. The mother was telling me a story about a French Dr. who is living in this area doing research. She had met him through a lecture that he was giving down town.
I asked her if he spoke Spanish or worked through a translator.
“Oh, he speaks Spanish, very well” she replied.
I then was digging for a compliment and set her up with one of my favorite comments. “Oh, so he speaks as well as I do?”
She very seriously looked at me and said, “Oh, no, he speaks good Spanish. Not like yours.”
Talk about deflating a fellow.