"It's hard being close to people you work with. It's always hard. You've got to be patient with people who drive you crazy. I find that good relationships sometimes depend...on what you're willing to overlook."
So I've just started work on learning Spanish. Estoy aprendiendo espanol. I have learned how to say hello for many times of the day, goodbye, how to ask how are you (polite and familiar), what's up, etc. Now, since I have no one to practice with, and certainly the lamest and smallest of vocabularies--I'm chasing the animals around the house, exclaiming Spanish at them.
I've decided that Juice Newton, being the oldest, rates Polite Spanish "Buenas noches. Como esta usted?"
Whereas the others, who are all hooligans & sneeze too much, rate the familiar: "Como estas tu?"
This is a relatively sad life I'm living. But I've never been convinced that Shitty Wok didn't originate in a Spanish-speaking household. Since I've never had much sway with him para ingles, perhaps I can finally have my Helen Keller moment in espanol? Or not.