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Kishore Singh: When respect means DIY

When among the richest citizens in a city offer to make you a cup of tea, you cannot but feel humbled, especially since it's something my wife does not "respect" - an American term I've become accustomed to. If I'm late for an appointment, I don't respect that person's time; if I hope someone else will clean and carry my used coffee cup from the office desk to the pantry for washing up, I don't respect their position. "You don't respect what I do for you," I told my wife recently, wondering what she'd say in her defence. "It's ...

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Kishore Singh: When respect means DIY

Kishore Singh 

Kishore Singh When among the richest citizens in a city offer to make you a cup of tea, you cannot but feel humbled, especially since it's something my wife does not "respect" - an American term I've become accustomed to. If I'm late for an appointment, I don't respect that person's time; if I hope someone else will clean and carry my used coffee cup from the office desk to the pantry for washing up, I don't respect their position. "You don't respect what I do for you," I told my wife recently, wondering what she'd say in her defence. "It's ...

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Kishore Singh: When respect means DIY

When among the richest citizens in a city offer to make you a cup of tea, you cannot but feel humbled, especially since it's something my wife does not "respect" - an American term I've become accustomed to. If I'm late for an appointment, I don't respect that person's time; if I hope someone else will clean and carry my used coffee cup from the office desk to the pantry for washing up, I don't respect their position. "You don't respect what I do for you," I told my wife recently, wondering what she'd say in her defence. "It's true," my wife concurred, "I don't respect you." With that attitude, I do not think she would have much future in America.When my hosts in Chicago invited me home for tea and dessert following a charming meal in an Italian bistro, it was no surprise that they undertook to fetch and carry for themselves in an apartment close to where Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the architect who built several iconic modern buildings, lived. Chandeliers sparkled in their home, showin When among the richest citizens in a city offer to make you a cup of tea, you cannot but feel humbled, especially since it's something my wife does not "respect" - an American term I've become accustomed to. If I'm late for an appointment, I don't respect that person's time; if I hope someone else will clean and carry my used coffee cup from the office desk to the pantry for washing up, I don't respect their position. "You don't respect what I do for you," I told my wife recently, wondering what she'd say in her defence. "It's ... image
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