100 Days Project

Lena: All Ears: One Conversation Each Day

I am going to listen very carefully to what is being said around me, so that every day, I can write down one funny/strange/illuminating conversation. Some of these will involve me as well, some of them might just be between strangers. If necessary, I will give a brief description of the context in which the conversation took place.

Day 49:

Found in translation

I'm still not sure if it was a good idea to post this conversation, as it took place in Swiss German (apart from the part where I quote from Macbeth, of course), and the joke is probably completely lost if all of it is translated into English. But I just thought it was so sweet that my mum, who is not familiar with English at all, would choose a quote like that, just because she thought it sounded nice. And I still think she made a good choice there.