The family was walking through the park, which had several should-be-wild animals in cages. We were at the rhesus monkeys when an old man approached my father-in-law and started asking him about where I was from. He then asked whether I could teach his granddaughter English in preparation for a big test coming up. Later Small Autumn couldn't understand why I didn't want to do it. Simple work, he said. What else did I have to do?