Yesterday I was at Cardiff University for a meeting with one of the administration staff in the languages department over my step daughter’s university course. Once into the building it transpired she didn’t know where the office was, and as we walked through the corridors looking for it, I overheard two people standing in a doorway speaking Welsh, but because my stepdaughter and her mother had moved ahead of me and around the corner and I didn’t want to be left behind I passed over the chance to stop and ask:
“Esgusodwch fi. Ble mae’r swyddfa Sian Lewis?”
Such a simple question!! All words I know, and (having found out later where the office was) an answer that I almost certainly would have understood (up the stairs, second office on the left) And I’m so annoyed I let the other two walking off prevent me from stopping and asking it
So few opportunities to practice, and on a trip to Cardiff where I actually do more than drive there, pick up child and drive back, I blow it!