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A Monday – I’m the big news of the day for Palm Meadows’ children in school uniform, waiting for the bus. I understood that something was going to be unusual when the driver stopped after the second turn and said “Puncher!!*”. My car is right in front of the bus stop with a flat tyre. Children call each other to come and see. I’m in the car, typing. Some minutes ago, one boy smiled and exclaimed “Oh my God!!!”. It must be delightful for them.
Now they are gone to school, there’s no one looking at the show. I was lucky that we stopped inside the community, in a safe place, where there is no traffic.
I was already 10 minutes later than usual…they will be more than 40 minutes, but I have time till 10:00 to get to my office, so…no problem!

Un Lunedi’ – Sono la grande notizia del giorno per i bambini di Palm Meadows vestiti con l’uniforme della scuola, che aspettano l’autobus. Ho capito che qualcosa sarebbe stato diverso dal solito quando l’autista si e’ femato dopo la seconda curve e ha detto “Puncher!!”*. La mia macchina e’ proprio di fronte alla fermata dello scuolabus con una gomma a terra. I bambini si chiamano l’un l’altro per venire a vedere. Sono nella macchina, scrivo. Qualche minuto fa, un ragazzino mi ha sorriso e ha esclamato “Oh mio Dio!!!”. Deve essere uno spettacolo incantevole per loro.
 Ora sono andati a scuola, non c’e’ piu’ nessuno che guarda lo spettacolo. Sono stata fortunata che ci siamo fermati dentro alla comunita’, in un posto sicuro e senza traffico.
 Ero gia’ 10 minuti in ritardo rispetto al solito….saro’ almeno 40 minuti in ritardo, ma ho tempo fino alle 10:00 per arrivare in ufficio, quindi…..nessun problema!!!!

* Puncher/Pancher/many other fancy ways to spell it: the man who temporarily fixes tyres, so that they become almost usable…a little bit longer.
*Puncher/Pancher/o scritto in altri modi bislacchi: si tratta dell’omino che aggiusta le gomme bucate e le rende quasi utilizzabili…ancora per un po’.

About Manuela

I'm a software engineer recently relocated to Bangalore, India with my wonderful husband Luca. I'm creative and active, I love sewing, cooking, walking and learning new things. Sono un ingengere informatico trasferita da poco a Bangalore, in India col mio meraviglioso marito Luca. Sono creativa e attiva, amo cucire, cucinare, camminare e imparare cose nuove.

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