Thursday, April 15, 2010

Exercise and Boyfriends

So we were studying the conditional sentences in Spanish with my students. One of the students came up with the following sentence: "If I work out, I will be able to find a nice boyfriend."

At first, I thought she didn't understand how the conditional sentences work. And then I realized that the matters were a lot worse. What she doesn't understand is how life works. :-)

5 comments:

Pagan Topologist said...

Did she mean that she could meet someone nice at a gym??

profacero said...

How frightening. I, of course, am also trained to think it, i.e. one must make oneself beautiful, and so on. But she has no irony or meta consciousness...!

profacero said...

How frightening. I, of course, am also trained to think it, i.e. one must make oneself beautiful, and so on. But she has no irony or meta consciousness...!

MPMR said...

One thing I find surprising about her comment is that apparently in her mind even the *nice* boys are only interested in thin women.

Jennifer said...

And now my small daughter is asking me, "Mommy, why are you laughing so hard?"