So my co-worker today was stuck standing talking to someone else while I sat comfy in a chair. Once I got up and realised that she was standing there waiting, I appologized in Chinese, and passed her the chair, saying "here, this is for you". She answered me in Chinese and thanked me, which I also answered in Chinese. She then said in English "You speak very good Chinese". I thanked her in Chinese then walked away.
While I was walking away, I thought to myself, "now wait a second, she told me in ENGLISH that I speak Good Chinese!"
IF she REALLY thought I spoke GOOD Chinese, she would have told me in CHINESE that I speak good Chinese.
It's like speaking slowly and loudly to a child because you don't think they can understand you...
"I. SAID. PLEASE. STOP. EATING. THE. TOILET, PAPER. ... BLINK TWICE IF YOU UN-DER-STAND ME!"
So I turned around, went back to where she was sitting and answered her in Chinese "I speak very good". TO which she laughed an answered me in Chinese "Yes, you speak very good Chinese".
Is it sad that I'm proud I could have a 4 sentence conversation in Chinese about a chair?
I suppose so. And really, this whole post if just kind of RANDOM anyway.
So, to that end, I'm just going to add ANOTHER random picture of SOME KID in a Foster Home in China... :-)
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