overheard in bkk

Today I went to the office of my condo building to wish merry christmas to the staff. the girl who works there likes to practice her English with me.

me: “and where is your boss?”

staff: ” today he is … (glances at empty desk) relax. ”

staff: “he come in maybe 11 (pause) maybe 12.”

me: “oh, he has to make himself handsome, it takes a long time”

staff: “yes” laughs

me: “make his hair, make his clothes look good”

staff: “yes, he has (gestures to show a hair straightening iron)”

(we both collapse into laughter.)

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