Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Somehow Makes It All Worthwhile

An email I received this morning:

Hello Alannah!
I congratulate you with the main American Celebration – Day of Independence.
Please transfer my intimate congratulations to all employees of your remarkable center who remembers me. I wish all of you of good luck and health.
I thank all of you for the patience shown during work with me, I know I have intolerable character, please, forgive me. I recollect your lessons and care with gratitude.
Remember me with my photo from Russia.


StormySleep said...

At first I thought this was one of those spam emails -- I've received some that sounded kind of like this. When I realized it was a real email from one our your former students, it shifted and became so charming and sweet.

Happy 4th, from west of the Rocky Mountains.

carolyn says said...

oh man, i think the follow "I know I have intolerable character, please forgive me." is going to be my new email signature

Alannah said...

That's funny too, Carolyn, because he was NOT intolerable by a long shot. He was cantankerous and challenged American culture, but not at all intolerable.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of my good Finnish friend that lived in the states for a year. Her english greatly improved while she was here but I have noticed the longer she has been away from the US the funnier her sentences become. I love it!

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Like Stormysleep, I too thought it was one of those spammers at first.

How cool to get an e-mail like that!

5 of 9er said...

I never get emails like that... I just get spam. Sniff Sniff.

Carrie said...

Alannah--Is this the student that wanted to study Organizational Behavior?

Alannah said...


Sadly, no. I haven't heard from him in a while. This student was from my most recent group.