My phone rang. A glance at caller ID told me that it was my Mom. I answered and heard this:
I was thinking she had inadvertently "arse dialled."
Again I heard, "tsipa atpay," clearly, with purpose. Completely confused, I told her that I couldn't understand and asked her to repeat herself and she did, "tsipa atpay."
At this point I began to wonder if perhaps she was having a small stroke and needed assistance...
Annoyed and amused she said she would call me back.
Have you ever gotten a manicure at a place where 99% of the employees don't speak English....not a problem except at the places where they spend your entire visit chittering away in their native tongue and ignoring you. It is just rude. They might as well be whispering and pointing.
Well my Mom was annoyed and thought it would be a goof to call me and have a conversation in a language she didn't think they could understand...and it would have been a good one...if I spoke Pig Latin...