This is a true story from the Japanese Embassy in US ! ! !
A few years ago, Japan’s prime minister Mori was given some Basic English Conversation training
before he visited Washington
and met president Bill Clinton.
The instructor told Mori, “ Prime Minister, when you shake hands with President Clinton,
please say, ‘How are you?’
Then Mr. Clinton will say, ‘I’m fine, and you?’
Now you should say, ‘Me too.’
Afterwards we, translators, will do all the work for you.”
It look quite simple, but the thruth was………
When Mori met Clinton, he mistakenly said, “Who are you?”
Mr. Clinton was a bit shocked but still managed to react with humor:
“Well, I am Hilary’s husband, hahahahaha.. …”
Then Mori replied confidently, “Me too, hahahaha…. hahaha….”
Then there was a long silence in the meeting room.