I spent sometime tonight to do some groceries shopping, in the meantime, I selected two gifts for my dad as his birthday presents. My feet are really sore now after standing and walking so much–my feet actually are injured these days and the walking tonight may aggravate the pain. But the pain was worth it as I got two nice gifts finally after being so fastidious about the "perfect" ones that my Dad would like. When I couldn’t make up my mind, I asked my friend for suggestion. Our conversation was in English which amazed the salesgirls.
They both said to me with appreciation, "Your English is so good. I am so envious…Hearing you two speaking in a strange language, it’s all Greek to me!"
"Nah, it’s very simple, if you learn it, you can speak like me." I responsed in a modest way. (Chinese custom) That salesgirl kept praising me until we said goodbye to her. LOL
The other salesgirl in the supermarket even asked me, "You speak English so well, you must’ve been living overseas for a long time."
Haha, heavens know! I corrected her surmize, then I got what I wanted and left shyly. Later my friend asked me, "Didn’t ya say ‘yes’ to that salesgirl’s surmize?"
"No, I was honest to everyone except to those pompous Shanghaiers and the peacock Charles in the American Consulate, for example." I replied in a mean tone.
Hahaha, we both chuckled on our way home…