3 Days Out – Earnest Talk Too Flimsy for Dinner

by erics1100paces

Dinner last night:

My wife wanted things to go a certain way.  It’s important to her that I redeem myself in the eyes of her family, and a farewell dinner presented the perfect opportunity to do just that.  So my wife provided  input, explaining how best I might engage warmly and talk in detail about China.

And then dinner wasn’t about me at all.  Her crazy family talked over each other and zinged one another.  I managed a few sentences once or twice, and got cut off.  There was nothing to do but sit back and watch the affectionate madness before me.

It was great.