Wednesday, June 15, 2011

'Now, undo your face'

I'm a wretched communicator.  I have known this for a long time.  Even though I still keep pen-pals and can happily spend hours handwriting letters to friends, I tend to clam up when it comes to speaking with the person I am closest too (i.e. my husband).  Spending the last 3 years living in countries where English is not the first language has not improved on my already poor skills.  Now, even when I do try to speak, my words make absolutely no sense.

Yesterday, this is exact instruction I gave Jason...'now, undo your face.'
What is he supposed to do with that??

Being the sweetheart that he is, he simply said 'uh, what does that mean?' as he smiled for the self-timed camera taking our photo ... here is the result:

What I had meant was ... can you move your umbrella so that your face is in the light for the photo?
Would have been a lot less confusing!
Of course, Jason is smiling away, looking cute - meanwhile, the camera catches me talking, with my face in the most shadow!

1 comment:

Kim said...

oh sure, I can see how "undo your face" means "move your umbrella" LOL It's so funny how something can make sense in our heads until it comes out of our mouths :)