What It’s Like Talking to Me: #3

| October 12, 2015

Recently I’ve been posting conversations that I’m taking from old emails (since I never delete anything).  Here’s another one, from August 2009:




We were nearly rounding home from a long drive back from SC.  I had been studying the Rand McNally US/Canada/Mexico Atlas for several hours.  I announced that I’d like to go on vacation to Canada.  After naming several potential destinations, I settled on the Ice Hotel in Quebec.

I then whined that Paul never takes me to Canada.


Paul: We’ve BEEN to Canada.

Kari: That doesn’t count–we were really in Alaska and we were just visiting Canada.

Paul: No–when we went to Niagara Falls, like 5 years ago.

Kari: Oh, yeah… Well, that doesn’t really count, either.  But fine.  You’ve taken me to Canada.  But you never take me to Quebec.  Why don’t you ever take me to Quebec?


Paul: Kari, where is Montreal?

Kari: Oh, crap…

Paul: Exactly.  We were in Montreal less than 2 years ago.

Kari: Okay, fine.  So you’re taken me to Quebec.  But you’ve never taken my baby to Canada.  Why don’t you take my baby to Quebec?



Kari: I’m not going to win this, am I?

Paul: I’m always taking you to Canada.  When will it be enough?




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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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