” “Over there right in front of you.” Only then did I see that this old person was a foreigner, carrying a bag, with long dirty hair.
Next to him was a Chinese girl, a slim young Chinese girl.
When he first arrived in Shanghai, he was a stranger in a strange place, and only got a job at a small town in Jiangsu as an English teacher. I saw them chatting and assumed she knew John, so I asked him to come along too.
My friend asked him in English, “That’s pretty expensive, are you going to pay for it yourself?
” John was like a school kid who has been caught doing something wrong and canceled it.
You could see that she really wanted to let him know how moved she was by the experience, but unfortunately her English vocabulary seemed to consist of only two words.
A taxi driver once told me that once he picked up a black guy from a bar. He assumed that they were both ‘professionals’ so didn’t pay much attention.