Thursday, December 12, 2013
Other countries, other ways
I feel sure that I have mentioned this before. There are two people in the conference room, an agent and his client, and they are speaking Romanian (I believe). They have been here several times before, and each time this amazes me. It is apparently a convention, in Romania, for everyone to speak at once. They don't work their conversation so that Person One speaks, and then stops and Person Two responds. They both just talk steadily, with pauses and giggles and expression, as though the other one was listening intently, (which, apparently, they are, I guess) and the other one talks just as steadily. It is amazing. Even when one of them is giving the other one information that they did not know, the other one does not stop talking in order to listen.