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Old 03-09-2018, 09:11 AM   #1  
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My first experience like this was in high school in America. Had a French foreign exchange student. He learned British English.

An early exam, he leaned over to a girl next to him and asked, “Do you have a rubber I can borrow?”

She was stunned, and asked, “Right here, right now?”

“Yes, I desperately need to use a rubber, right here, right now.”

“What? As she turned beet red, he began to realize a communication problem.

“I made a mistake, I need to use a rubber to rub out my pencil writing.”

“Oh, we call them erasers. Sure, here is my eraser.”

After class they chatted and had a good laugh.

(He now lives in Switzerland and is in the export/import business. I keep in touch with him on FB.)
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My first experience like this was in high school in America. Had a French foreign exchange student. He learned British English.

An early exam, he leaned over to a girl next to him and asked, “Do you have a rubber I can borrow?”

She was stunned, and asked, “Right here, right now?”

“Yes, I desperately need to use a rubber, right here, right now.”

“What? As she turned beet red, he began to realize a communication problem.

“I made a mistake, I need to use a rubber to rub out my pencil writing.”

“Oh, we call them erasers. Sure, here is my eraser.”

After class they chatted and had a good laugh.

(He now lives in Switzerland and is in the export/import business. I keep in touch with him on FB.)
Great story! A good thread could be made out of these types of exchanges.
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My first experience like this was in high school in America. Had a French foreign exchange student. He learned British English.

An early exam, he leaned over to a girl next to him and asked, “Do you have a rubber I can borrow?”

She was stunned, and asked, “Right here, right now?”

“Yes, I desperately need to use a rubber, right here, right now.”

“What? As she turned beet red, he began to realize a communication problem.

“I made a mistake, I need to use a rubber to rub out my pencil writing.”

“Oh, we call them erasers. Sure, here is my eraser.”

After class they chatted and had a good laugh.

(He now lives in Switzerland and is in the export/import business. I keep in touch with him on FB.)
Guys lucky. Most guys would have been slapped or told no! But her response of right here, right now sounds like she doesn’t have a problem with the proposal, just the time and location
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Guys lucky. Most guys would have been slapped or told no! But her response of right here, right now sounds like she doesn’t have a problem with the proposal, just the time and location
Might be, he was French, after all. Seriously, most of the students were tolerant and very interested in the 3 or 4 foreign exchange students we had each year. Which, of course is the purpose of the exchange.

Did have a woman from South Vietnam as an exchange student. While she was in America, Saigon fell. Her dad was a Colonel in the South Vietnamese army. Regrettable she had no family to go back to. They all were killed. She stayed and became a family practice doctor in America. When their kids were old enough, they went back for a visit. Able to find a few distant cousins. Everyone else had not survived.
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