I don’t speak Moldovan

Today is apparently the New Year on the Old Calendar and I guess children go door-to-door asking for something, I’m not sure what. The reason I do not know what they want is this. On four separate occasions today children have rang the doorbell at my friend’s apartment where I am hanging out. I answer the door because my Romanian is better than my friend’s. They say something in Russian, which I do not understand but reply (in Russian) “I do not speak Russian’. At that point I get blank stares and then say, in Romanian, “Romanian or English?” to which they all responded “I don’t understand” and “I don’t speak Moldovan” in Russian.

Last I checked we were living in Moldova??!!

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