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165. "Oh, Really?"
Maggie was meeting her friend Lisa at a
restaurant downtown for lunch. Lisa was visiting New
from Chile. They met in Chile over 10
ago. That was the time when Maggie spent
semester abroad as part of her undergraduate studies.
was a Chilean student who helped Maggie learn
and how to play soccer. Even when Maggie
back to the United States, the two friends
in touch with each other via Facebook and
Maggie waved to Lisa from the table in
restaurant when she saw her Chilean friend walk
. Lisa looked the same, just a little older
a little fatter. "Tell me what is new
you?" Maggie asked Lisa. Lisa explained that she
for an airline and was in town on
. "I get to travel all the time now,"
told Maggie. "Oh, really?" Maggie replied. "Yes really,
I can even sometimes get tickets for friends
family members at really low prices," Lisa continued. "
, really?" Maggie replied. Maggie was annoying Lisa. Lisa
beginning to feel like Maggie didn't believe what
was saying. "I can show you the memo
my job that explains it all if you
't believe me," Lisa said angrily. "Why wouldn't I
you?" Maggie asked and confused. She thought it
great that Lisa had a job that took
all over the world, and that even let
do it with friends and family.
saying ‘oh, really?' like you are challenging what
'm saying," Lisa said. Maggie explained that when she
"oh really", it just meant she found what
was saying interesting and wanted her to elaborate. "
, really?" Lisa said before the two friends both