Ya never know what ya know till ya know……….

I amaze myself sometimes.  I mean, I really do.

I have a horrible time with languages…well other than my own.  I can learn words, their meanings, whether they are male or female (who cares except other words actually) but I can never figure out how to put them together into a cohesive sentence.

I found out something about myself though.  When I absolutely have to KNOW something, I can somehow pull it together long enough to take care of whatever problem there is.

Case in point…today. I dropped the grand daughter off at her aunt’s house, then stopped on the way home at the local dollar store. I needed a few things that I totally forgot when I shopped yesterday. (I hate shopping so try to get it all done in one day).

On the way out of the store, I noticed two young men up ladders fixing a store sign..one turned to his mate and shouted something in Spanish. I hadn’t a clue what he said.

In the next moment though the shouter slipped and fell about six or seven feet to the blacktop…and just lay there.

I dropped my parcels, and literally ran over to him. He had an obviously broken leg (it’s hard not to notice a compound fracture) and had a rivulet of blood coming from his ear; his eyes were shut and I thought he was unconscious. His friend came off the ladder and sprinted into the dollar store and returned with a bag of ice.

I immediately called the emergency line, sat on the ground next to him and checked his eyes for pupil changes, checked his pulse (so I could tell the 911 operator) and his respiration.  His friend and I packed the ice around his leg, and I cleaned his ear of blood. He “woke” and said “what happened”…so I told him…in Spanish. I asked if he had become dizzy, could he see  or was he experiencing double vision, did he know the day and about what time it was…did he remember what happened….all in SPANISH.

After ten or so minutes the police and ambulance arrived and they took over.

I don’t speak Spanish. I swear.  I have taken a dozen classes trying to learn but have consistently failed to learn to speak it. I honestly do not know where it all came from.

All I can think of is I must have had some classes stick in the back of my head for when I really needed them.

Nice to know. Now if I could do the same with German maybe I’d know what George yells when he gets upset.

19 thoughts on “Ya never know what ya know till ya know……….

  1. Seconding Fandango – Suze you’re my hero!

    The Spanish was amazing, though. It’s weird how our brains sometimes run loose when we forget to analyze and just go with it.

    I have one for George, too. “Himmiherrgottsakramentsoaglumpvareckts”(spelling might be off by a tad)
    It’s an ancient Bavarian curse designed to strike fear in the heart of one’s enemies, and also to complain about the car not starting.

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    1. George actually read that outloud without any hesitation! It sounded so ODD! lol

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      1. Well, my compliments, then! 😲 I haven’t managed that one without hurting myself yet, but I’m always enchanted when my Bavarian pals let loose.

        Does George know what a “Watschnbaum” is by any chance?

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      2. a slapping tree? well that made no bloody sense at all to me! dang…Germans are nuts…well my hubby is at least.

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      3. Ah. So, if a Bavarian explains to an annoying person that the slapping tree might fall onto their heads… they are offering a round of physical violence?

        Nuts but charming. 😁
        (Please tell George “Thank You!” for the explanation, this one’s puzzled me for days… 🌹)

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      4. he said it is “sort of like asking to be slapped due to stupid behavior”….okay then. Trees must be lining up outside for a chance at me! lol

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      5. You and me both, Suze 😉

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  2. Suze, kudos on being a good Samaritan. That is an amazing event. You probably don’t want to know what George is saying in German. Trust me, I’m 100% German

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    1. i kind of want to know…but not really. lol

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  3. Larry, I’m pretty sure she knows what he’s saying if she really thinks about it. 🤣🤣
    Suze, what an amazing event, I doubt that my recall would be that, but you’re right…you never know! Good job and what an angel you are!

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    1. i didn’t do anything others wouldn’t have done. I just amazed myself that i could communicate. dang, I didn’t waste all that money on lessons after all.

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  4. wow suze! are you ok? seeing that must have given you a huge shock. You were calm though. Well done for staying so calm and not panicking! xxx

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    1. I got home and managed to stay calm until I started writing about it. I completely collapsed in sobs and blubbering afterwards though! And had nightmares all night long.

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  5. If ever I fall off a ladder I hope you’re around 🙂

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    1. thank God you speak ENGLISH!

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  6. Talk of rising to the occasion, amigo!

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  7. Like I told you yesterday, YOU ARE AWESOME!!!

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