The cards I ordered for the Chatty Cafe won't be here for another couple of weeks. And not a moment too soon. I felt quite upset after yesterday's play date. One of the mothers was asked how she came to know me. She answered that she loves foreigners and speaking English. She probably thought that sounded friendly and how very open-minded of her. But I felt used for my nationality and ability to speak English. I'll give her the benefit of the doubt since she seems like a genuine person. And I'm willing to overlook it since the kids got along famously. I know some of my Japan-based readers can empathize with this scenario. I might have felt better if she were here as a paying customer. You can say that sort of thing if you have signed up for a course.