By Susie B Edited By Maia L
Here are some quotes from students. I’m sharing them because they are humorous quips, not because I am laughing at or making fun of my students. They are amazing people with great senses of humor! Feel free to add quotes of your own in the Comments section!
Background: This was in the fall. It was right when the weather was changing and people were getting sick.
Susie: “Everybody’s getting sick!”
Older Bhutanese man: “Yes. Because climate change.”
Susie: “Hey, why don’t you teach your wife English?”
Elderly Bhutanese man: “She doesn’t listen to me in my OWN language…!”
Background: This was the day after the 2012 Presidential Election where Obama was re-elected.
Bhutanese man: “Yesterday was very good weather. Election day: good. Today: cloudy and rainy. No good weather. Mitt Romney is crying. Sky is crying.”
Elderly Bhutanese man: “Money money, sweeter than honey.”
Nepali woman: “In my country, if a woman is not giving her husband a son, it is okay for the man to find a new wife.”
Karen woman from Burma: “If my husband find new wife, I kill him!”
First grader from Nepal: “Oh my gosh you’re getting married??”
First grader: “After you get married, are you going to the wave pool?!”
Elderly Bhutanese man: “God created three men. God create white man. He do not like. God create black man. He do not like. God put together and get brown man. Then finish.”
Susie: “Positives are good things. Negatives are bad things.”
Bhutanese man: “Women are positives! Men are negatives!”
Older Bhutanese man: “In America, woman is first. Then is dog. Then is man.”
Background: This was said towards the end of a 3-month conversation class.
Bhutanese woman: “I wish this class would never end!”