Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Marriage 301, Lecture 590: Diversity training

SH: Should we order those training chopsticks for you?

Me: No.

SH: Why not?

Me: Because I don't care if I don't know how to eat with chopsticks.

SH: Don't you want to impress people with your multiculturalism?*

Me: In this country, we eat with a fork.

SH: But you should use chopsticks to show how sophisticated you are.

Me: Too much trouble. Plus, you should know me well enough by now to know that I don't care what other people think.

SH: You should!

Me: Nope. I'm pretty secure that way.

* Note that I speak Spanish fluently and French enough to get by. I have lived in three foreign countries and traveled through about two dozen. Note also that I think that manual dexterity has nothing to do with sophistication.


Fijufic said...

Emily Post may argue with you on the last point....

Training Diversity said...

Funny convo you had there. Some people need to keep an open mind!