I have to do something with my radical honesty. One of the senior members of our lab took the English speaking test grade pre 1 the other day. He opened it up to me before the result came out. It was thoughtless of me to have blurted out that 80% of the examinees pass the test. He turned pale after listening to my notion.
It turned out that he worked in Canada for three years with a reticent attitude due to his inability to speak English. If he failed the test after three years of working experience abroad, the fact that 80% of examinees pass would be beyond pathetic for him. I felt so sorry for putting him under such pressure.
The next day, he told me he passed the speaking test. Both of us were relieved to hear the result. My brain-mouth filter is so rough that I sound extremely insolent without meaning it. The problem is, I don’t even realize vocalizing my thoughts. It’s me who should adopt the reticent attitude by following his taciturnity.