It's getting warmer. People are starting to think about making travel plans for later this summer. Some of those plans might include visiting Amish country.
I have heard from different people already who have enjoyed visiting Amish country but when stopping at Amish businesses or road side stands and heard them speaking to each other in Pennsylvania Dutch they felt certain they were talking about them.
We were reminded about that yesterday when LV and one of his friends had to go to an Amish metal fabricating business to pick some things up. (The people working there did not know LV could understand what they were saying.) While there, a few of the workers were talking in Pennsylvania Dutch. LV's friend, like so many other non-Amish immediately was curious and a little uncomfortable thinking that they were talking about him.
As soon as they left he asked LV what they had been saying. One of them had asked the other if he had remembered to order certain parts. Another had said that someone had stopped in with a catalog of their products and he had placed it on the front desk.
Nothing interesting, and certainly not talking about the customer. While customers are always welcome and they enjoy visiting with them, no one in the back ground will be talking about them.
So if you have planned a trip to Amish country. Relax and enjoy every minute of it and if you hear them speaking in Pennsylvania Dutch you can smile and know they are not talking about you.