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【PARM-072】僕の上司はメガネの似合うミニスカ女部長

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-23 16:24:02
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【PARM-072】僕の上司はメガネの似合うミニスカ女部長 �


"Mainlyonyourselves,"shereplied.

Whattheyweredoingwithuswaslike--like--well,saylikeNapoleonextractingmilitaryinformationfromafewilliteratepeasants.Theyknewjustwhattoask,andjustwhatusetomakeofit;theyhadmechanicalappliancesfordisseminatinginformationalmostequaltooursathome;andbythetimewewereledforthtolecture,ouraudienceshadthoroughlymasteredawell-arrangeddigestofallwehadpreviouslygiventoourteachers,andwerepreparedwithsuchnotesandquestionsasmighthaveintimidatedauniversityprofessor.

Ofhistory--outsidetheirown--theyknewnothing,ofcourse,savefortheirancienttraditions.

"Neitherdowe,"answeredZava."Won'tyoutellus?"

Wetriedtoputinagoodwordforcompetition,andtheywerekeenlyinterested.Indeed,wesoonfoundfromtheirearnestquestionsofusthattheywerepreparedtobelieveourworldmustbebetterthantheirs.Theywerenotsure;theywantedtoknow;buttherewasnosucharroganceaboutthemasmighthavebeenexpected.

ButZavabegged:"Tellmefirst,doNOwomenwork,really?"

"Oursisthebestcountryintheworldastopoverty,"Terrytoldthem."Wedonothavethewretchedpaupersandbeggarsoftheoldercountries,Iassureyou.Why,Europeanvisitorstellus,wedon'tknowwhatpovertyis."

AsIlearnedmoreandmoretoappreciatewhatthesewomenhadaccomplished,thelessproudIwasofwhatwe,withallourmanhood,haddone.

Theywerenotaudiencesofgirls,either.Itwassometimebeforewewereallowedtomeettheyoungwomen.


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