Not Lost In Translation
--by dan0707, posted Jun 29, 2007
He looked around to see if anyeone might help, but since the streets are quite busy, no one had time to stop. And instead, some people were looking strangely at him. I walked up to him and with all confidence and said, "Are you ok?" He looked at me and said "No Enlglish" and smiled politely. I pointed to the sign and said "Lost?" and he nodded.
He had a map of the area and an adress of where he was to go, so I asked for the map and got out one of my pens from my bag. I looked it up and drew a North sign on the top and a red line for him to follow. And he finally understood.
With smiles all round, he even offered to give me money. But I just said its ok and pointed where to start off at.
The next few days I saw him again at the local shops and he recognised me immediately. He smiled and it was till that moment that I realised how much a smile can really say!!!!
P.S I'm from Australia as well but I come from Adelaide
Becki from So.Cal
Smiles from Brightyes ;)