If you have arrived at this article after searching for “tap in Spanish,” here is your answer: “tap” (faucet) is grifo in Spain or caño in Peru. “To tap” (strike lightly) is dar un toque (give a touch) or dar un golpecito (give a little hit or knock). This article is about physically talking to a tap, so you may now stop reading.
If talking to yourself is the first sign of madness, then I should have myself committed. Just moments ago, I found myself talking aloud to my slightly dripping tap — in a foreign language.
Why Was I Talking to a Tap?
In desperate need of a cup of Altomayo coffee, I went to wash a mug beneath my one and only tap. To my great dismay, no water emerged from said spigot. This is a problem in Tarapoto, or at least in my neighbourhood, especially between the hours of 2pm and 4pm.
I do sometimes talk to inanimate objects, especially when I want something from them. So, I tried to spur on the obstinate faucet with a few motivational (and slightly pleading) words. “Come on tap, just give me some water, just a little burst, you can do it.” And lo, there was water! And it was good.
Why Was I Talking in Spanish?
As I began to wash my mug, two things came to mind. Firstly, why the hell was I talking to a tap? Secondly, I realised that I had said everything in Spanish. That kind of makes sense; it is, after all, a Peruvian tap.
But it was also one of those moments in which I became fully aware of thinking, not just speaking, in Spanish. It’s weird when that happens. I probably think in Spanish more often than I realise, especially when I’m in the presence of Peruvians, but I’m not normally aware of it. I mean, we don’t often think about what we’re thinking about while we’re thinking. Do we?
Anyway… God only knows why I’m writing about talking to a tap in Spanish. Therapy, I guess…
Don´t feel too bad about doing something that might seem a little crazy. We´re all guilty of that on occasion After visiting Peru again for the past few months, I find myself sometimes thinking in Spanish too! But that won´t last for long since I´ll be headng back to the USA in a few days. It was a really nice visit. Too bad we didn´t ge to meet. Maybe next time!
I still haven’t made it to Lima. Hopefully we’ll be able to meet up somewhere during your next visit.
Dude I was laughing hard reading your post. It’s very interesting the anectodes you are having as a spiritual being, living a physical experience. I’m very happy you are expanding your conscious and learning important lessons, as I did during the time I lived in Tarapoto. You inspire my brother, The Lord God is truly amazing.