This last week, I’ve been having what I would consider seedling conversations with cab drivers. I’ve had about 3 conversations that all went something like this:
Cab driver: You speak kind of funny. (I think that’s what they’re saying at least.)
Me: I don’t speak Chinese very well. (When my wife says this, usually they smile and nod. When I say this, they give me a weird look as if asking, “Are you disabled?”)
Me: I’m an American (Then they smile and nod usually saying something that I imagine to be, “Oooooohhhhh, I see…”)
Cab Driver: No, no… you speak very well (usually with a chuckle).
It’s a start… Hopefully, soon I’ll be able to start making small talk about the weather.