October 21, 2008
Yesterday for the first time I decided to do my Bible reading at a Starbucks, here in Zurich. I went to one that was on my way to the grocery store (actually I parked at the grocery store). I went out on the back terrace, which looks over the train tracks and Lake Zürich. This was my view.
While I was sitting there, in a town that speaks Swiss-German, I heard a man speaking on the phone in Spanish, with a few English words sprinkled in, like, "I know, I know..." and, "you don't seem convinced..."
Then the same man spoke to a boy who appeared to be his grandson, in English: "Read it yourself."
Nearby there was a clearly American mom with her preschooler, encouraging him to work in his workbook in English. Later a group sat down and starting speaking German - not Swiss-German, mind you. Starbucks is definitely a hang-out for ex-pats!
No one knew for sure what language I spoke, because I didn't say anything. Although I was quietly reading an English Bible...if somewhat distractedly! Then everyone left but me, and someone else came out and started smoking, so I went inside to the safe, smoke-free environment to finish up, and then left to do my shopping. Next post on something I saw at the store...
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What a view! I'm so enjoying your posts. The one about Germany and the Black Forest brought back great memories. In about 2 weeks we should know where we're moving to next on this great Air Force Adventure of ours......
Posted by: Melene | Oct 21, 2008 4:29:00 PM