I had just spent half an hour photocopying the comprehensive Cambridge English Exam (think the equivalent of the SAT in importance for most students who hope to attend a prestigious university).
I walked back into the faculty room, only to be told by the head that the listening section was going to be changed--that a delivery would be made later in the day with the correct material. I would need to then make copies of it, discarding the previous listening section of the exam.
She assumed I'd be annoyed about having wasted time copying incorrect material, and having to copy yet more material, collating it all again.
"Oh. OK, whatever."
No emotional reaction whatsoever.
This caused some raised eyebrows. "Aren't you the least bit annoyed?"
Me: "No! I'm actually happy I hadn't found a stapler yet."
THIS WAS SOOOOO RUSSIAN OF ME! Learning to be content with little, assuming that something will be difficult, that things are never as they seem.