China Elevator Stories

“Do You Teach English Here?”

I take the elevator to my floor in Shenzhen.


Ruth Silbermayr
Ruth Silbermayr


A guy enters the elevator right after me. I just came back home from Ikea and carry a heavy bag and a suitcase. 

Upon seeing this, he says: “Wow, you’re amazing. Do you teach English here?”
I reply: “No, I work as a graphic designer.”
“In which field?”
“Oh wow, that’s amazing. This is my floor, see you around.”
“See you.”

Have you ever had a similar conversation?

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