I haven’t tried to speak much polite Japanese during the past few months, at least not at school as there is little need. But today I was back in the situation of talking to a friendly vice-principle whom I’d met and spoke with last summer. It was annoying because I had to make a real concious effort to add on です and so on, even though the last time I spoke with her it hadn’t seemed so hard. I hope it will come back but it’s frustrating to feel that you are going backwards at times.
On a tangent… the JLPT results should be out in early Feb, right?