Sunday, November 09, 2008

Goin' For The Gold

Last class of the day: Level Seven. The topic: second conditional. The question: What would you do if you had $1,000,000?

The blonde girl spoke up. "I'd buy a house in Spain. I'd live there and spend all my money going to clubs and buying clothes. And I'd find a husband and get married there."

"But if you spent all your money now, then you wouldn't have any when you're old. You'd have to dig through dumpsters for food," I pointed out.

"I'd have my husband for money, after that. . . what?"

I'm smirking. "A typical Russian girl answer."

"Not only Russian girls! I think all girls, or girls from many countries. . ." Another student mentions The Coen brothers film Intolerable Cruelty.

"Well, maybe, but let's put it this way: if looking for rich husbands was an Olympic sport, Russia would be the undisputed world champions. . ."

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