Thursday, March 29, 2007

office dialogue

This conversation, from earlier today, was in Korean; I was speaking with a colleague who teaches Korean to foreigners.

SHE: Are you heading out?

ME: Yeah, soon. Maybe I'll go to Namsan.

SHE: Wow, really?

ME: Yeah-- from, uh, about November to last month, I hadn't exercised, so I'd gotten fatter.

SHE: Oh? I hadn't noticed.




Anonymous said...


The optimist in me has to step in here. Why not see the glass as half full? Maybe you hadn't actually gained all that much weight. Or maybe you did gain a lot but didn't look as though you had. Either way, a kinder, gentler explanation for your colleague's response.


Maven said...

I concur!