Which box do I check? Korean or American? I look Korean but really I’m American.
I ask my husband as I stare at the application for an H-Mart card. I feel stupid. I’m thirty-four, not four. I should know what box to check without having to ask someone else.
He responds very rationally.
I think what they’re actually trying to find out is what language is your primary language so that they know what language to use when sending you marketing materials.
Oh, I say somewhat befuddled. Okay. Right. Well, then I guess that means I check “American.”