As you know, I am using Rosetta Stone to try to learn Spanish. As you may know, if you have ever tried to learn a language, pretty much every scenario involves people being completely dumb and/or socially awkward. Here are some of my favorites from so far in my Rosetta Stone journey.
The text reads “It costs $25,” but her body language says. “Bitch, read the sign.”
“Oh, here I am waving my prescription bottle around in your face. Excuse me, is this the pharmacy?”
“Um, no, this is the bookstore as you can see because I am shelving books outside the bookstore. WTF is wrong with you?”
Guy: “Yep, I think I’ll just drag my TV to the tv store to go look at new TVs. Like you do. Just takin’ my old TV to the TV store. Excuse me, I need a new TV.”
Crack Salesman: “This is my day! The day I finally make a commission! Asking what kind of TV you’re looking for is overrated, I should probably challenge you and see why you need a new TV anyway. Consumerism is what’s wrong with this country.”
Guy: “My TV is broken, dipshit. It looks I got a little carried away playing Wii bowling.”
They get all sneaky trying to figure out ways to ask questions. Here they have a whole series with the dorkiest census taker ever asking random people when they work. Everyone in the Rosetta Stone Universe is so friendly though and never suspicious, and this man is happy to let you know he’s working in the morning. Maybe when I get into more complex sentences they will have people saying things like, “Why do you need to know?” because as a former census taker myself, I can tell you that it’s much more realistic.
Sometimes they use children to ask dumb questions, which is fine because kids generally ask dumb questions. This one wants to know why this wet and dirty dog smells bad. Turns out it’s because the dog is dirty and wet. A revelation!
I’m sorry to break this to you girl, but if your boyfriend doesn’t know why you’re wearing a sweater (hint if you don’t speak Spanish: It’s because she’s cold), then it may be time to start looking elsewhere.
According to this picture, this little boy wants cake, but he does not need it. I guess Rosetta Stone and I have different definitions for the word “need.”
I am almost finished with the first disk of Rosetta Stone. I can’t wait until more complex ideas and sentences lead to the dumbest interactions ever. Right now we’re only dumb in the present, but soon we’ll be dumb in the past and the future and the past imperfect and every other tense!
Note: I first published the pharmacy panel and the TV panel on my tumblr.