3 Days Out – Earnest Talk Too Flimsy for Dinner
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.