Lesson with a Sparrow
One of my students is a Westerner, a very calm, intelligent and elegant madam. One day, we practiced a little of the new vocabulary word, "shout" in Japanese.
I said, "When a car comes suddenly, I shout, 'Look out!' And when I cheer for a sporting event, I shout 'Come on!' Well, when do you shout?"
She answered, "When my husband doesn't listen to me, I shout."
For a moment, I didn't know how I should react. Then I burst into laughter.
Even now, as I write this, I am remembering this conversation and laughing.