Codename: The English Enthusiast
How to spot him: Jeans, opportunist grin, locally acquired foreign accent
Why should I worry? Hello? Do you know how much English teachers are paid? You want to give that away for a Juan Valdez latte and a cocktail in 6L6? You’ll spend your days without so much as a tentative gracias while our boy proves himself the yawnsome, object-focused definition of the passive voice. Complete with folder….
Where would I find him? Hanging around English institutes clutching ‘How to pass the TOEFL’ and other literature.
How to escape? Forget you speak English. Ask him if he ‘knows’ New York, the ‘direction’ of your house and whether you can ‘invite’ him for his coffee.
The Bogotá Blonde