Now I still haven't managed to surpass the 'Did you get here on a spaceship' question from a Pre-K last week.....LOL!
But as with most of my interactions with the kids, there were a few interesting conversations and questions asked of me today:
- If you were really important in England and then got really important over here, which country would you make switch to drive on the other side of the street?
I actually thought this was a well thought out question....after a few moments thought I replied England, as we are the exception to the general rule around the world.
- Did you ever get stopped by the cops for being on the wrong side of the street here?
This came after I explained for the first 6 weeks here I was forever turning out on the wrong side. I explained 'no' because luckily I live in a smalltown and they just cut me some slack. Even after one particular day I was driving up the street towards a cop car (LOL!), but bless his heart, the Deputy just frantically waved me over, although I could see the whites of his eyes! Then there was the other time when I came up to the rail crossing on the same side as a little old lady in town and nearly gave the poor dear heart failure!
- Do your cops carry guns in England, or is it still the funny stick thing?
LOL! I explained yes they still carry the truncheon (which caused much laughter) but we do have some armed Police in most towns now, who can be called in.
- Are you considered regal?
Ok this one had me really laughing and I had to explain that kind of means you are royalty, so no I am not generally considered regal!!
We also had a minor incident with the word 'bond'....it only took 4 attempts of me saying it and finally some translation help from a student who said - 'ohhh she means BOND'!
Kindergarten tomorrow, always a rich source of entertaining questions and comments!