I was once advised to take up a second language because of job prospects and whatnot.
So I did.
And I took up German.
Biggest mistake of my life, seeing as I'm absolutely certain I look rather dull and greyish after doing it. I'm taking a course in German that's sort of casually offered by the uni so it's not like it takes up a lot of time, and I really only do it whenever I get those emails reminding me of yet another week having passed without me spending any time on it - like I got just now. I wish I'd gone for a more interesting language, like French or Italian, which are such romantic languages - isn't it far nicer to hear 'Je t'aime' or 'Ti amo' than a harsh German 'ich liebe dich'?
But yeah they said German would be good because of prospects, Germany having a stable economy or whatever they argued for.
Come to think of it, it was Jack who said I should take German.
I need to have a word with him about that.
In the meanwhile - Tschüss, liebe Freunde!