This post is part of Linda G Hill’s “Stream of Consciousness Saturday” — Click and read, click and join in!
Bonjour mes chers lecteurs ! It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve been on WP, for various reasons…but I am once again very enthusiastically here for SoCS! I’ve had the occasion to learn a couple of new words in French, words I wasn’t too enthused about. If one has a misfortune with a bread knife, for example, one sometimes has to aller chez le docteur pour avoir des «points de suture» (go to the doctor to have stitches) in one’s finger. It makes it rather hard to type and aside from that, I didn’t even get my toast that morning! And if one has a misfortune in taking a pan of croutons out of the oven, one gets une brûlure, and one must learn to explain this by saying something like, “Ça ? Ce n’est pas aussi grave qu’il n’y paraît — je me suis brûlée en sortant des croûtons du four.” (That? It’s not as bad as it looks. I burned myself taking some croutons out of the oven.)
I had the stitches removed yesterday morning, and aside from an angry red scar, it’s practically healed. The bit that they sewed down is numb now, undoubtedly there’s some nerve damage. It’ll probably get better.
The word enthuse brings to mind a funny exchange I heard on the Air Traffic Control (ATC) frequency one time:
ATC: Bizjet123, best rate of climb to flight level 320. I need you there in 4 minutes or less.(bizjet123 was a type of aircraft with somewhat “lesser” performance than some other jets)
Bizjet123: This is our best rate, sir, but we will climb with enthusiasm to flight level 320.
ATC: (chuckles) Roger, Bizjet123. How about you give me a turn to heading 180 for traffic, and stop at flight level 300 for now. Thanks for the enthusiasm, though.
Maybe that’s only funny to me, I don’t know, but enthusiasm should always count for something! I am enthusiastic right now about several ideas I have for future posts here on Forty, c’est Fantastique!
à bientôt, chers lecteurs !