American First Lady and semi-pro arm model Michelle Obama is heading out for China at the end of this month, and decided to swing by a Washington DC Chinese/English bilingual school for some tips before making the journey. Hilarity ensued.
The Associated Press collated the advice given to Obama by some eager middle-schoolers. The AP’s slow news day is our good fortune, and they report:
She listened to a presentation by the sixth-graders on their trip and later followed along as pre-kindergarteners helped teach her how to say “hello,” ”bye” and “thank you” in Chinese. The younger kids did a dance using red, hand-held fans and finished by throwing them to the floor so they could do some of the moves to “Gangnam Style,” by the South Korean singer Psy. […]
“Be prepared for people staring at you,” one student said. Another cautioned about the “super different” toilets in China. A third sixth-grader warned Mrs. Obama about pickpocketing, which isn’t really a concern for someone who is always surrounded in public by armed Secret Service agents.
Mrs. Obama will, hopefully, 1) step off her plane with arm-crossed Gangnam Style 2) briefly greet, thank, and dismiss local delegates, and 3) fill her White House travel blog with squat toilet tips. The AP will be ON IT.