"What are you hiding behind your back?"
“Not to sound conceited but I’ve considered getting a blog purely so I can voice these things and get them out like you say, especially regarding children and people in general, but computers and I don’t mix too well unfortunately. I dare say you seem to have a sturdy grip on English so far, but glad to assist and, if you ever need help with English, I’d like to believe I’m a good go-to person for it.”
"Honestly I think that you should give it a try. Computers aren’t that hard to understand. Even my boss managed to read his emails without shooting the computer screen and he doesn’t even own a TV. There is hope for you and the Internet is an amazing source to spread opinions like yours. I’m actually fluent in English, but I do speak seven other languages, so it can happen that I make mistakes here and there. Thank you for your offer, it’s really nice to know a source."
"SHIELD, it stands for Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. Yeah.. there was a secret organization from the Nazi era that was functioning inside shield and they recently took over. Everyone that wasn’t a part of Hydra was either killed or is in hiding trying to take them down. The government officially disbanded SHIELD but the damage had already been done. It’s complicated."
"I thought that the Mossad is rough, but SHIELD really like to get into trouble, doesn’t it? And you’re - you’re involved in all of this, or didn’t I catch that right?"
It’s very rare that he’s lost for words, but of course he’ll recover. “First of all lousy scarcely covers the research done on the matter, and secondly that’s the most honest and on point response to my complaint and I am very thankful for that.”
Ziva nods in agreement to his first sentence; after that she moves her lips to a smile. “There is no need to thank me. Your complaint was absolutely on point and should be heard by more people. Children are the future and we need to educate them correctly. Besides — this conversation improves my English too, so I should be the one who is thankful.”
"I work for SHIELD so everything is classified. Well, worked for at least…"
"— What is SHIELD? This country has too many public authorities. It’s very confusing. Does this mean that you aren’t sure anymore if you work for them?"
"It’s uh, it’s classified."
"It is? Oh, I - I didn’t know. In this case you should wait for the right person. May I ask what you’re involved with or is this top secret as well?”
“One thing that will never cease to amaze me is the knowledge that there are adult reviewers criticize children’s books for being ‘an easy read' and/or 'simplistic with predictable plots’, as if a book directed at nine to ten year olds is supposed to commit to the same, complex standard of their literary classics.”
"These adult reviewers think that they’re aware of the child’s brain. They assume that it works how they’ve found out by making hundreds of statistics; which are based on lousy research. Yet they make money with it and live their life, thinking that they’re right."
"Are you saying that you’re the wrong person? Kidding, it’s complicated and I’d get in trouble if I tried to explain it to you."
"Yes, I actually assumed that you thought that I’m the wrong person. I could give it a try, I’m quite good with technical items, but if you could get into trouble — wait, why would you get into trouble?"
“You’re the one staring at me. Maybe it’s you who should work on your manners.”
“Staring? I’m not quite sure what is wrong with your perception, but you should leave. Unless you need to talk someone in the office, or you want me to guide you out.”