Mostly True Memoirs

Awkward English Class

Today I had an IT engineer in my English class.

He was the only male in attendance with several female students.

He convinced the ladies that their husbands were running around,

and he could help them spy on their guys with their iPhones.

For a small fee.

One woman was very interested.

I tried to steer the conversation away from this very awkward topic.

But my students were determined.

They spoke to each other in Vietnamese.

I’m sure they were exchanging stalking information.

I do not want to know how this story ends.

I’m just here to teach English.

Mostly True Memoirs


My beginning online English student told me,

in broken English,

that he had recently visited the United States.

He visited San Diego.

And he took the opportunity to cross the border and visit Tijuana.

I asked him what he thought of Tijuana.

He paused for a moment, searching for the right word.



But of course.

And I quickly changed the subject.