Talk: Sleep Deprived

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男底色.png You look a bit grumpy today. 

女底色.png Do I? I think it’s because I haven’t been getting enough sleep lately.

男底色.png I see. Have you tried warm milk before bed? It usually helps me sleep better. 

女底色.png Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, I’ve tried it. I think I tried everything, and nothing has been helping me sleep better.

男底色.png You might be too stressed or have something on your mind. 

女底色.png Yes, I think you’re right. I need a day off. 

男底色.png I thought you will be going on vacation next week with your family.

女底色.png Actually, it’s not really much of a vacation. We are attending my brother’s wedding next week, and a bunch of relatives will be there.

男底色.png I take it that you are either not fond of weddings or not fond of crowds. 

女底色.png It’s both. Now I think I know the reason why I haven’t been sleeping well.

 

Talk: Dealing With Stress

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男底色.png You don’t look so well. Is something wrong?

女底色.png I’ve been feeling quite stressed lately.

男底色.png I see. Is there anything I can help with?

女底色.pngActually, I wanted to ask you how you normally deal with stress. You always seem so calm in nerve-racking situations.

男底色.pngThere are many ways I deal with stress. I usually try to keep a clear mind so I can properly prioritize. Then I get started with what needs to get done. 

女底色.png So you try to keep your emotions at bay first?

男底色.png Yes, getting too emotional will only cause more problems, and it will also stress you out more.

女底色.png Yes, I agree. I have a bad habit of getting too emotional during stressful situations. 

男底色.pngIt does take time.  I hope everything goes well with whatever you’re dealing with.

女底色.png Thank you.

 

Talk: Coming In Late

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女底色.png You’re late again.

男底色.png I’m sorry. It won’t happen next week.

女底色.png You’ve been tardy for the past two weeks. It’s not only affecting your work performance but also your credibility. 

男底色.png Yes, I’m sorry. I promise to not be late on Monday. 

女底色.png Is there something I should be concerned about?

男底色.png My car is in for repairs. So, I have been biking to work from the train station. Over the last week, I’ve been testing new routes to see which gets to the office faster.

女底色.png There is a new bus route opening near the office over the weekend. I heard it is supposed to be more convenient than the last one. Let me look it up for you during the lunch break. 

男底色.png I heard of that one too and have already looked up the route yesterday. While it stops right behind the office, I have to do a lot of bus transfers from my home. It also doesn’t stop near the train station.

女底色.png I see. This is a rather difficult situation you’re in.

男底色.png I apologize again for being late this past week. I will be more diligent next week for sure.

女底色.png I hope you find a convenient commuting route over the weekend. 

男底色.png Yes, thank you.