We are open for tall person

As far as I know, the tall person is the only foreigner in our neighborhood and because we walk a lot he is quite well known.

Children often practice their English on him and wherever we walk we often hear cries of ‘hello’ and ‘how are you’ and ‘goodbye’.

Everyone is friendly and very patient when he asks for something in the shops but sometimes he has to resort to sign language or other ways to make himself understood.

He wanted to buy a hot water bottle recently and the shop assistant could not understand, so he drew a picture! He must be a very good artist because he came home with a lovely blue hot water bottle.

Anyway, a new bread and pastry shop has opened in our neighborhood. We passed it today on our walk. The owner must know about the tall person because he or she has very thoughtfully made an ‘open’ sign in both Georgian and English.

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15 thoughts on “We are open for tall person

  1. How kind of the shopkeeper. I lived in a small French village just after college and sometimes when I went into a shop, the owner already knew who I was even if I’d never visited it before. As the only American in town, I guess I stood out. It felt strange to be “famous” but it was nice that everyone in the village looked out for me.

  2. How cool!!! In my job I have had to communicate with people of many different languages to help them get the meat they want. It was hard to do but we always figured it out and it was a great feeling to help them get want they wanted and I bet the local friends you have in your city enjoy helping you tall person! We bet they love seeing Bassa also! 🙂

    Your friends,
    The Collies and Chuck 🙂

  3. Oh! How nice the owners are to make a sign in English, too! *drools* those bread and pastries look very delicious….*sniff sniff* 🙂

  4. What a nice story, Bassa. I didn’t realize that the tall person was the only one who spoke English in your neighborhood and, more importantly, I didn’t know that he isn’t fluent in the language of your region. How lucky he is, though, to have you help him. Sounds like you both have made lots of friends. 😉

  5. How exciting to have a new bread and pastry shop. It’s a good thing the put up a sign the tall person can understand so he knows when he can go in and get you some treats.

  6. It is good your tall person is an artist pictures can come in mighty handy at times. That was very nice that the new store has Georgian and English on their open sign sweet Bassa. You and your tall person go on such interesting and fun walks and we are very happy you share with us. Hugs and nose kisses

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