Saturday, February 28, 2009

See? Si?

In a Doctor Group’s Waiting Room:

An elderly dark skin man humbly approached the counter and handed the lady behind the counter his paperwork.

She looked at it, frowned, and then told him, no no, the paper work meant he needed go to the hospital. She added, “Do you know how to get to the hospital?”

She shyly shook his head no.

By the way, the hospital is joined to the doctors’ building we were in by a 2nd floor enclosed bridge.

She must have know the man could not speak English so with broken Spanish she made huge waving motions saying, “you go alllll waayyyy arounnnnd to the breeeeezeway and enter the hosstpitaallll Si?”

He slowly nodded, I think just to be polite.

Then she explained to him once he got into the hospital building via the enclosed bridge he is to take the “Eelllevaaaator”.

She did a pretty good job pantomiming stepping into an elevator and pressing a button and going up…. But first she had to lower herself to a stooping level, in order to give the visual she was going up up.

It would have been great if they had an escalator in the hospital – I would love to see her do an “escalator-up” routine.

After making terrific hand and arms motions and doing an imitation of some one in an elevator then she did a terrific imitation of looking for the suite number that was on his sheet of paper.

Again, she asked him did he understand so far – si?

He politely nodded with a half smile.

She smiled and in some much pantomime told him he did a great job learning it and for him to go on over to the hospital.

He turned to walk away.

He did not go out the exit door. He went through the door to the inner offices.

She jumped squawking and running after him and led him to the door that would take him out to the building’s corridors. He looked confused.

She smiled confidently, "Another Job well done."

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2 Comments:

Blogger kenju said...

Too bad she didn't ask someone to direct him or take him there. I feel bad for the guy.

7:20 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Judy,
Me too. He was just a little old man who looked like he probably worked hard all his life.

7:45 AM  

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