My cell phone rang this afteroon. I didn’t recognize the number. The conversation went like this:
Hello. Is this Joann?
I’m (Chinese name). My English name is Kitty.
Do I know you?
Yes, I’m from the Institute of Technology.
Where did you meet?
Are you Joann?
Do you live with (Chinese name)?
No. I don’t live with anyone.
Are you from Australia?
No. I’m from America.
But your name is Joann?
Yes. I think you have me confused with someone else who’s name is Joann.
Bit I have your number.
How do you have my number?
I work for a broadcasting company. We want to interview Chinese speakers about how they spend Moon Festival. Will you record an interview?
I’m sorry. I don’t want to do a broadcast.
It won’t be broadcast. It will be posted on our website.
I’m sorry. I won’t be able to help you. Goodbye.
……How I spend my Moon Festival? I knew I couldn’t do the interview because if I were to be truthful, I’d have to say, "doing everything I possibly can to avoid eating a mooncake." I can assure you that that would not be the right answer!