Saturday, 25 May 2013

'Nosso banheiro estas com problemas...' (Part 2)

This is the second part about my bathroom 'adventure' in Brazil, so read the first post if none of this makes any sense to you (links for the other parts are also at the bottom of this post).

So armed with the phrase (in this post title) scrawled on a post-it note, I went to the security block cross legged & desperate. The lady there took the note off me, which proves my Brazilian Portuguese accent sucks lol that she was trying hard to accommodate my request. It worked though, since I got to do 'my business'.

Then I had to go again.

This was kinda awkward, considering:
a) I had just been to the security block, so the lady there would probably thought I was taking the mick*
b) she had taken the piece of paper off me, so now there was even less chance of her understanding me lol

I went once more regardless, & she was nice enough to let me in. It wasn't the nicest place (who leaves half eaten apples directly touching the toilet cistern!?), but it's not like I had any other options.

Anyway, when I was in there, I heard someone talking with the security lady outside- I heard the word ingles which made me think oh no, they're going to throw me out of the toilet mid-act 'yay, they've found someone who can speak English (& consequently can pass on the message that our bathroom needs fixing)!' Unfortunately enough, neither of those things were true- the lady ushers me into the arms of some randomer in uniform. I had absolutely no idea what she was saying, but....

Take care,

*'taking the mick/ p*ss'- a British phrase for teasing or making fun of someone (in this context, it also means leading someone on, or not being serious)

(My brilliant Brazilian bathroom adventure...
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:

(PS- If you don't understand any of the teaching acronyms/ terms that I've used anywhere on this blog, please check my glossary page for a definition.)

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