November 22, 2010

Wizards in Moscow?

A funny anecdote from the blog, Blue Elf of JDC Jewish Service Corps member, Elizabeth Fine who is based in Moscow:

"I’ve been using google translate to translate office emails and other emails that I don’t understand. It’s not perfect, but it usually at least gets the point across. Here’s its translation of an e-mail regarding a broken elevator:

Dear Colleagues,

Yesterday management caused the wizard to repair the elevator. Damage was abnormal. Today, again, a specialist in the diagnosis. We are asked to treat with understanding and Sorry for the inconvenience.

Hope that tomorrow will be able to detect damage.

I’m sure “wizard” wasn’t the right term, but I kind of love the idea of elevator wizards running around Moscow."

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