Spending these last two weeks in New York has given me a newfound appreciation for English as a Second Language. Moreso, a newfound patience for people who aren’t from around here but are trying hard to stay ala ‘breaking their teeth’ over English, a completely nonsensical language.
I just want to pull them aside and put my arms around them and whisper soothingly in their ears, “It’s alright… You’re doing great…”
But I would hate that, too. So thank you to the natives who stand, nod, and patiently listen to us stall and stutter.