Yesterday I was in Jerusalem and on the way to the bus station (walking) I looked for some sort of belt or sash for a new dress. One of the first stores I entered was a fabric store, because I had this idea that a cord for drapes or curtains may do. I started explaining what I needed. I have no idea what it is in Hebrew, because I've never talked about it in Hebrew in all the forty plus years I'm here. In most topics I'm very fluent in Hebrew. I give classes in Hebrew, work in Hebrew and has even written a bit in Hebrew. It's just that word I don't know or can't remember. The woman in the store said:
"Why don't you learn Hebrew?"I also work in a store, and I use every form of communications to make myself understood to the customers and understand them. What an outrageous thing to say. My reply was:
"I never needed that word before, and I'll never buy anything in this store, even if you have what I need!"
Then today, when I was at work I got a call from an unfamiliar number. Some guy kept talking about having my phone charger. I told him that it's impossible, because I keep it at home. He must have dialed the wrong number. Then, in English, as if I didn't understand Hebrew, he asked where I was. I told him that he was an idiot and hung up on him.
So, now you know how to insult me.