Amusing conversations with a foreign student (paraphrased):
Me: ……committed to your work.
Foreign student: Is this same meaning like relationship? Commitment relationship?
Me: A committed relationship, yes. Which means you only have one girlfriend — you focus on one — and not have other girlfriends.
Foreign student: Okay, I know. Understand. (nods head) ………But who am I committed to at work?
Me: (chuckles uncontrollably)
Foreign student: (sees my reaction and chuckles)
Me: Good question.
Foreign student: The pastor… the priest wears black… and he have big bird — long bird.
Me: ???…… Oh! Beard.
Me: How are you going to promote it?
Foreign student: I will help to promote it… mouth-to-mouth.
Foreign student: I’m over my client. Above my client? Over my client.
Me: (laughs) Do you mean you’re watching over your client?
Foreign student: (blushes and laughs)
I’m walking in Mr. Brown‘s shoes!