Being in a bilingual environment is fun, and I was able to experience it for the first time for the past 72 hours in Quebec City. When most everyone around you is multilingual, including yourself, it is less pretentious.
People are actually more equal since the humility comes out more when we can both say we make mistakes in each other’s language. As a result, we help each other as human beings at the most basic level.
And here it is. As I sit at a bar waiting to go to the airport, I smile as Lean on Me comes on the radio. It sums up the language adventures that I had in Quebec with random people.
Thanks Quebecers, for listening to me murder the French language, as well as uniting with me in the common goal of improving in a foreign language, be it English or French.