Amy Tan Comic

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  • mother tonguefrom The Opposite of Fateby Amy Tan
  • Daughter, I need you to call someone for me.
  • Yes Mother
  • *ahem* Hello this Mrs.Tan
  • What about XYZ. I want to know more about XYZ.
  • *Ahem* Um, if you don't mind, i would like to know more about XYZ.
  • Lately I've been giving more thought to the kind of englih my mom speaks. Like others, i've described it to people as "broken English. My mother has long realized the limitations of her english as well. 
  • Daughter, i need you to talk to my broker.
  • Hello, this is Mrs. Tan
  • Alright Mother.
  • When i was a teenager, she used to have me call people on the phone and pretended I was she.
  • why he don't send me check, already two weeks late. So mad he lie to me, losing me money.
  • Yes, im getting rather concerned. You had agreed to send the check two weeks ago, but it hasn't arrived.
  • I was forced to ask for information or even to complain and yell at people who had been rude to her.
  • What he want, I come to New York tell him front of his boss, you cheating me?
  • I can't tolerate any more excuses. If I don't receive the check immediately, I am going to have to speak to your manager when I'm in New York next week.
  • One time it was a call to her stockbroker in New York. She had cashed out her small portfolio, and it just so happened we were going to New York the next week.
  • During the call, my mother whispered loudly to things she wanted me to say.
  • As the call progress, my mother would get louder and angrier.
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