De' fliengde Vuogtlänn'r

Observations, rants, etc. from a guy who really gets around.


More School Daze

One thing I learned early in life is that bureaucrats are idiots. Time and time again, that's been affirmed. But I got to thinking today about one little incident a co-worker told me about 20 years ago.

He had come over here from Germany as a young lad and, as part of assimilating into our school system, had to take some tests and also be interviewed by a school idiot administrator. During the interview the idiot administrator asked "Did you study any foreign languages?".

"Yes", replied Heinz. "Spanish and English."

"English is not a foreign language", sniffed the idiot administrator.

"It is where I come from."

Back in those days, even US students had to study two foreign languages. So which two did Heinz study?

Yup, English and German. :-)


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