The Proper Word When A Cup Is Full

The first time you feel comfortable enough to tell a joke in a foreign language and people understand you -and laugh about it- that’s the moment when you know you are now fluent enough to carry on a conversation, join a discussion, or make small talk.

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That Shrinking Feeling

“It was two for $5” and he proudly handed me the small bags, each filled with 8 oz of shredded cheddar cheese. “Did they come with a magnifier?” I joked because lately, I don’t know what else to do. What sounded like a good deal, wasn’t a good deal at all. Instead of the old 16 oz packages, we have now two miniature cheese packets in our fridge. The price stayed the same, just the quantity was reduced by 50%.

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