She would never say she’s from Uzbekistan and can’t speak English.
She’s too nice.
So while she sat in the subway, in her best teacher’s voice, talking to the ajoshe looking for English practice, Erin and I guessed (with 99% accuracy) the questions he would ask.
We heard Lauren say:
“Yes, kimchi is spicy.” (It really isn’t, she’s just too nice to break his heart)
“Yes, I like to cook pasta, like spaghetti.” (The most stereotypical food assumption made by Koreans towards foreigners food choices)
“Yes, I know how to use chopsticks.” (She may or may not have said this one, but it would have been the next logical question, based on past experience).