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Bits of Wisdom to Southern Ladies
If you are ever traveling to a foreign country, try learning a bit of their language. I’ll be honest and say that when I have ever had to take care of someone not native to the United States and they didn’t know a lick of English, it irked me, a lot. It’s so frustrating. You might be somewhere out there in the world and not be able to communicate with the natives and have an emergency bigger than having to rush to the bathroom. Don’t even think “it won’t happen to me.” It will. Be able to greet, thank, and request pain medication at the very least. Learn short phrases someone can at least get the gist of.
One time I was taking care of a patient in the hospital who were on their way to visit their daughter or son here in America. At the airport he had a heart attack and I was his nurse. They spoke Chinese. It was very very difficult to communicate with the family and meet their needs, other than medical. Luckily in America the American Heart Association makes the treatment of a STEMI universal. But everything else, until we could get past the rush of saving his life, was dang near impossible until we could get a Chinese native who spoke their particular dialect on the translator phone.
Don’t be these people. Learn the language of the country you are visiting. I recommend starting a year in advance. Learn as much as you can.
What’s all this talk about heart attacks and being a southern lady without a southern recipe. In a future post I will talk to you girls about learning a recipe by heart that can wow a crowd.
Banana Pudding is one of those desserts. Check out these links for some phenomenal banana pudding recipes. Most of the best banana pudding recipes come from the food network.
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