South America

Years ago, at least five years ago (but I thought of the story last night while I was trying to sleep), Matt and I were car shopping.  Matt commented to the owner of the dealership that all the cars looked really nice and clean.  The owner said, yes, he has two guys that he employs pretty much full time just to wash cars.  Then he told us that they were brothers, from Laos, and they’d worked for him for a few years.  Then he said, “it’s funny, I understand Spanish pretty well, but I never understand a word of what these two guys say when they talk to each other.”

Um, yes, that makes sense.  Being that Laos is next to Thailand and China and as far as I know, they don’t speak a lot of Spanish there.