Some people are just easy to talk to. The lady down the street at the glasses shop is one of them, and even though we only talk about glasses, it’s such a pleasure! I don’t feel pressured to switch to English even though I know she has some proficiency, and it seems like my Chinese flows all the easier for it. I’m sure it helps that she remembered me from a few months ago when I helped my mom get glasses. The experience of effortless communication and and friendly helpfulness has been the same every time I go in. I hope I’m the same way when people practice English on me!
Mrs. Glasses, I salute you.