Second to the FBI

So I work 8-5 Monday-Friday, and I Iove my job. I love the people I work with because they are oh-so fun (shout out!). Anyway, I take an hour lunch break every day. Typically I eat lunch with Stace-face.

Yesterday we were eating lunch outside, and this lady came up to us. She said “Habla espaniol?” I know enough Spanish to know that I should say “no” to that question.

Fact: BYU is second to the FBI in the most languages spoken. More than 2/3rds of the student body speak a second language.

Knowing this tid-bit, I got up and started asking people if they spoke Spanish. I knew that I would find someone. I asked like 20 people before someone said yes! I was surprised it took that long. This may seem funny to you that I was surprised it “took so long” if I only asked 20 people, but so many people speak Spanish at BYU! It’s not uncommon to be walking down a hallway next to a group of people casually speaking Spanish.

Anyway, while I was searching for a Spanish-speaker, the lady continued to try to talk to Stacy. It was so funny. Stacy kept on saying “No, I do not speak Spanish”, “No”, “I don’t know”, “Nope”, “Uh, I don’t understand”, etc.; however, Stacy did understand when the lady said, “I like to leer”. I think that since she understood this, it may have given the lady false hope, so that’s why she kept speaking to Stacy in Spanish. It was so funny. I laughed at Stacy from afar.

One last story that I find hilarious. You may have to look for the humor, though (think about how bizarre this truly is)-

There was a guy walking briskly past the library. In passing, I asked if he spoke Spanish. He said, nonchalantly, “No, French,” and continued walking away like it was no big deal that he could speak another language! Haha only at BYU.


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