An Indian friend1

When I was in Guatemala, a mother taught her little girl to say to me, "Now you have a Guatemalan friend."

I said to the little girl, "Now you have an Indian friend."

The mother taught the child to say, "You have now a Guatemalan friend," and the child said it to me.


  1. OOP 39. 4 July 2005, Aspiration-Ground, Jamaica, New York