Mad Scientess Jane Expat (nanila) wrote,
Mad Scientess Jane Expat

Status of my national identity: nebulous

I held out as long as I could.

For almost three years, I've maintained my resistance. I insisted it sounded wrong in my accent. When you've been an expat for long enough, the small irrational cultural quirks that you've retained suddenly assume a disproportionate importance. You cling to them, blindly and desperately, as if your stubbornness were a life ring and you were drowning.

This past week, I finally cracked.

I started saying "Cheers" instead of "Thank you".
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