Language confusion at the airport
Language confusion can happen anywhere, but when you are ‘in a hurry’ -like Laura was in this story, it might make you feel a little desperate. This is what happened to her at the airport one day.
Laura is at the airport. She waits for her flight. Her flight is to Berlin, and it is 4 hours away. Laura walks around the airport and looks at the shops. She has a nice time.
She looks and looks but she can’t find it. She starts asking people where it is.
Laura: “Excuse me sir, could you please tell me where is the bathroom?”
Man: “You mean the restroom, right?”
Laura: “No, I mean the bathroom.”
Man: “Well, the restroom is over there.” He says and walks away.
Laura doesn’t understand. She asks a lady: “Excuse me madam, could you please tell me where is the bathroom?”
“The restroom is over there,” the lady answers and walks away.
Laura is confused. “What’s their problem? I need to use the bathroom and they send me to rest?! I don’t need a restroom, I need the bathroom!”
After a while Laura gives up. She feels tired of all this walking and asking. She decides that maybe they are all right and she does need to rest.
She walks to the restroom. Now she is surprised. She realizes the restroom is actually the name for a public bathroom!
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