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Info regarding a mammogram = possibly a Spanish teacher (Costa Rica)

Posted on: June 25, 2012

Last week Mark and I decided we needed to get serious regarding learning the Spanish language. And the hunt was on for a Spanish instructor! We know words but getting them into sentences is just plain tough!

While reading one of the forums, David, posted an interesting tidbit regarding a mammogram. His wife walked into a radiologist office and inquired about getting a mammogram….you know the usual “old country” questions – Do I need a prescription from a physician?

Well, guess what friends!  No order from a physician is required!  So Marcia said “I’d like to make an appointment”…and the receptionist said “how about right now?”  So in she went….afterwards, she inquired about getting the results and was informed “if you can wait 15 minutes, the test will be read right now.”  She left that office with films in her hand!  And for this wonderful experience she paid $40!  Not bad, huh?  I’ll be headed there and hope to have the same experience sometime in July.

Somewhere in the emails back and forth with David to figure out where the radiologist is located in Grecia, we began discussing the Spanish language.  He and Marcia have a “teacher”, William, that comes to their house once a week.  William arrives on Saturday around 9 a.m. and stays till 11 a.m. or so, or until their brains are fried!

David invited us to come to their house on Saturday morning to meet him and to sit in on their lesson.  We really liked him!  He had a sense of humor, which is extremely important to me, and even included us in their lesson.  William is thinking about expanding into Atenas because of all the gringos in the area.

We’re in the process of trying to get him pinned down on price, time and place.  And we have a total of 6 people that are now interested.  It’s a very informal, relaxed atmosphere.  He inquires what you have done the past week and will be doing the next week.  He explained, he’s not trying to be prying, and frankly doesn’t care if you tell him the truth or embellish – the key is to engage you in conversation.

Keep your fingers crossed that this works out for us and the other 4 people!

On another note, Terri arrives at 5 a.m. on Saturday… excited!  She’s told me she doesn’t care if we spend all the time hanging around the house, or site seeing.  There are a few places I would like her to see and some restaurants we must go to….but we’ll play it by ear.

Pura Vida from the land of relaxation!

1 Response to "Info regarding a mammogram = possibly a Spanish teacher (Costa Rica)"

I think that’s a wonderful idea regarding your Spanish! Good luck!!

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