Vietnam, August 2015
In Vietnam and mostly in Southeast Asia, people prefer to marry at the young age of 21-25. Anyway, I will just share my marriage and elevator story, happened in Hai Phong City, Vietnam.
One night from teaching university students, I was at the elevator going up to my hotel room. The receptionist guy asked me “Where did you go?” And I was like “I just finished working”. In my irritation and fatigue, I asked him back “Why are you asking?”. He replied “I just wanna know”. After the awkward conversation, I waved good night and headed to my room.
One week after, I went home late but had a nice day talking with my young students about marriage. I went home happy and greeted this receptionist guy a lovely evening. He sent me at the elevator and I realised that he is also looking young maybe he is married. I asked him, “Hey, are you married?” He answered “No… And why are you asking?” and I was like…”Oh yeah. Well, I just wanna know!”.
Funny stories from teaching and living abroad. What’s yours? 😊