Tuesday, March 24, 2009
It all comes down to one thing...
Since eavesdropping is now a hobby of mine (I excuse myself with the fact that it is a good way to practice my Chinese listening skills) I took a study break (from studying for Wednesday’s exam) yesterday at Starbucks by listening into a small, five-year-old Chinese girl talking to a male Starbuck’s clerk.
The Starbuck’s clerk was this young, quite good-looking guy who is always joking with customers (I know I know… I hang out at this Starbucks way too often, although let me defend myself –I don’t know his name!) and this time he was charming the little girl who was twirling with delight in front of him.
-So you are in kindergarten? He asked her.
-Yes! I am. Are you too?
-Yes, but you know… I am a bit older than you so I am in older people’s kindergarten!
-What is older people’s kindergarten like?
-It is fun! But a little bit hard at times.
-Are you smart?
-Yes I am smart.
-Are you married?
-No I am not married?
-Then you are not smart. You should be married. You are too old not to be married!
-You think I am old?! The Starbuck’s clerk looked seriously hurt.
-Yes you are old! And you are in old people’s kindergarten! So you should be married! It is very important to get married!
I almost choked on my coffee... Wow…. They sure teach their kids the importance of life quite early over here?!