Today I had the following conversation with a man at Sarah’s Zumba class. Let it be noted that English is not his native language. I believe he speaks Spanish, but I couldn’t venture to guess which Latin culture he hails from. When you read this, please give him as heavy an accent as possible.
Guy: You are-a Mexican?
Me: (thrown off by the weird way he chose to start a conversation) Sorry?
Guy: You are from Mexico?
Me: Well, my grandparents are, yea.
Guy: You no speak-a Spanish?
Guy: Someone told me you be-a from Mexico.
Me: My grandparents are. I’m actually from Indiana.
Guy: Ah, you are Indian.
Me: No. Indiana. The state.
Guy: Ah, you are from the United States.
Me: Yes. Yes I am. I am from the United States.