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What were you and Richard talking about earlier? It looked intense.
Yeah, Richard said something to me that I didn't appreciate.
Oh, no. I know how insensitive he can be. What has he done now?
He asked me how long it took me to learn English.
But, you were born and raised in California!
Yeah, but I get that sometimes. It doesn't matter how many generations my family has lived in the U.S., we'll always be foreigners in their eyes.
What a racist! How can you stand working with the guy?
You know, Richard isn't such a bad guy. He made the comment out of ignorance, not malice.
So, what did you say when he asked you how long it took you to learn English?
I told him 28 years. And, he knows I'm 28 years old since I just celebrated my birthday last week. He was puzzled for a minute, and then he got it.
Are you sure he really got the message?
Yeah, I'm pretty sure since I then asked him how long it took him to learn English.
That's hilarious! What did he say?
He said, '36 years,' and we both laughed about it. He apologized and now, it's all good.
I'm glad. I bet he won't make that mistake again.