Oh. my. Goodness. I lost it today in class. A true comedic moment. I seriously don’t understand the emotional control of my classmates. They all managed to keep a straight face, but not I.
Let’s sum this up. Before, my teacher was a 63 year old woman who is insanely hilarious with excellent conversation topics and amazing facial expressions and energy. Now, I have a 70 (I’m guessing) year old man who rarely cracks a smile and is prone to very serious, very definite statements.
They are husband and wife.
While speaking in class today, he started correcting our pronunciation of a few words ending with ë. All of the other Albanian teachers have told us that you don’t have to pronounce this letter. Only people in a certain region do. We told him this, and he says, “no! this is necessary! It must be pronounced. All teachers say this.”
Us: Noo, all teachers say we DONT have to pronounce it.
Him: It’s not true. You must.
Us: Your wife says we don’t have to pronounce it!!! Haha
Him: Hmph! I will get her right now!!!
And he leaves the class with a serious face to search for his wife. She comes in like a bubbly queen of the room. (PS this is all in Albanian)
Her: Hi!!!!! Wasssup?? Omg. sooo. How are you guys??
Us: Do you pronounce the ë at the end of words?
Her: Nooo. It’s all up to you!! You can if you want!
Him: (Shaking his head looking soo annoyed. Staring at the clock) No you cannot. You cannot.
Her: Yeah, so, definitely do what you want. Many people don’t pronounce it.
Him: It is a must.
Her: So, what else have you guys been up to???
Him: Thank you. (Motions to the door)
Her: Kaitlin, how was that date??
Him: (Rolling his eyes, checking his watch, shuffling his papers) Thank YOU!
Her: Okkk, well, it’s been funnnn! Bye guys!!!!!
She leaves. We all try to keep a straight face in front of the defeated teacher. We all stare in silence. Then he proceeds as if nothing ever happened.