Deer in headlights

By Hujunnn0 - 30/07/2022 15:00

Today, at a Starbucks in China, when it was my turn to order, the handsome cashier locked eyes with me and asked me in perfect English what I wanted. All words in all languages that I can speak, including how to speak English, my mother tongue, left my brain as I stared into his beautiful eyes. FML
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You deserved it 429

Same thing different taste

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I've been there before, You spend enough time practicing how to say something in mandarin and when you get talked to in English your brain goes on a holiday trying to figure out if it's rude to reply in Mandarin.

Ugh, so, no coffee for you? **** your life, indeed! I'm getting a caffeine-withdrawal headache just thinking about it! And why did he speak to you in English? Because you're white? That's so racist!!!

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Ugh, so, no coffee for you? **** your life, indeed! I'm getting a caffeine-withdrawal headache just thinking about it! And why did he speak to you in English? Because you're white? That's so racist!!!

I've been there before, You spend enough time practicing how to say something in mandarin and when you get talked to in English your brain goes on a holiday trying to figure out if it's rude to reply in Mandarin.

Many people in Asia are fluent in English as well. It's a required class they have to take in Japan.