Monday, March 31, 2008

      ( 12:06 AM ) teahouse
Silence is Golden

I caught a really bad cold earlier this week, and I've completely lost my voice. I can't speak above a whisper.

But I've found that refraining from talking often has beneficial effects.

I went to Starbucks and ordered a hot chocolate.

The girl messed up my order and somehow gave me a honey latte.

Instead of complaining, I just frowned and said nothing.

"Oh, I'm so sorry!" she cried after an awkward silence. "I missed up your drink, didn't I? Let me redo it for you."

I had a document reviewed by a partner at work.

"I'm not sure this is what we want to say," he said, pointing at some passages I'd written.

Instead of apologizing and hurriedly making the change, I just sat and smiled.

"Well," he said, looking at it again. "I guess what you said DOES make sense..ok, we can keep it."

I think I've found a new approach to getting what I want in life.



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THIRTYSOMETHING (!!) year old Asian American New Yorker, lawyer, amateur musician, curious girl taking a bite out of the Big Apple. Don't mess with me - I'm short and I look demure, but I carry a big purse. And I've just embarked on the journey of married life in Manhattan.

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