My parents are Korean. These are our conversations. Or how I remember them.

MOM: You like nerd?

ME: What?

MOM: Nerds? You like nerds?

ME: Like the candy?

MOM: What candy?

ME: What the hell are you talking about?

MOM: Dad went to hospital found pretty nerds.

ME: You mean nurse!

MOM: Yes.

ME: I’m not gonna go on a date with someone dad found at a hospital.

MOM: She work there. She a nurse.

ME: So?

MOM: So she take care of you.

ME: I don’t need anyone to take care of me.

MOM: What if you hurt?

ME: I have insurance.

MOM: She want meet you.

ME: You told her I was a doctor, didn’t you?

Silence.

ME: Mom, I am not a doctor. I am a therapist.

MOM: Same thing.

ME: No it’s not!

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