When I first came to work, we had a “get acquainted” chit chat in my office each day for almost a year, on your terms.
Once, I mentioned that I knew Spanish. Wouldn’t you know – you showed off your Spanish speaking skills the next day with someone at the office. But I could tell you weren’t the fluent speaker you tried to lead me to believe. That l-o-n-g hesitation while you thought up the words was telling.
So you lived and worked in Puerto Rico once. They do speak English there; and in your line of work, Spanish would not have been primary.
You don’t have to impress me. You just need to do your job. ? Tu comprendes, Señor Jefé ?
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