Talk To The Hand !

Was working with a traditional Aboriginal woman the other week. Went to p/u to take home from a “women’s business” program in our local district.

She had her young grandson with her, visiting from the Central Lands area. His English was somewhat better than hers, so I asked if he’d interpret for me where needed as I discussed a few matters with his Grandmother.

He was more interested in listening to the rap music on the car stereo, and when I persisted in asking him what his Grandmother had said, he turned to me, in his american mannerisms and hip-hop speak and said, “Talk to the hand” !

Oh yes, how far we haven’t come, and somewhat saddening to see and hear. (At least for me.)

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