Honestly, I feel like I should, too. Here are some examples:. I liked watching him talk to cashiers about grasshopper-infused ice cream flavors and saving 20 more cents on gas by paying with cash, but I never really thought about ing in. I was always just the girlfriend off to the side, smiling and observing this brief friendship unfold.
I never felt jealous during those moments, until I found myself alone in California, in a long line at Sprouts, sandwiched between two pairs of strangers who have began making conversation. Then it happened again during a networking event where I found myself posted by the snack table, watching other people mingle and exchange business cards. I picked this up as a lesson of respect from my Filipino upbringing — children do not interrupt adults when they talk, and they absolutely do not boyfriend talks back unless called. I felt it blossom even more at work, when I felt capable to speak my mind and defend my opinions.
But I am working hard to make progress: I ordered business cards with the full intention of running out of them by the end of next year.
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