That’s What Gave It Away?

I was at a tea store in Ginza with a friend the other day. One of the staff came up to us and started telling us, in English, about the macaroons they were selling. I found the way they made the Earl Grey ones interesting, so I went


All of a sudden, the staff member’s demeanor changed and she said “Oh! You speak Japanese?” and from then on proceeded with her explanation in Japanese. Every other staff member also spoke to us in Japanese.

I just love that, of all things, that was what gave away that I spoke Japanese.