"...I hope[...] we might see each other again."
"Do you mean that?"
He put his arms around her. "I'm scared to tell you how much I mean it."
"Of frightening you off. I said a foolish thing earlier."
"About marrying me and having children ?"
"I mean it, but I said it in an arrogant way."
"That's OK," she said. "When people are perfectly polite, it usually means they don't really care. A little awkwardness is more sincere."
"I guess you're right. I never thought of that."
Jackdaws--page 247. (c) 2001 Ken Follet
I really like the open attitude of the main character, her nickname is Flick in the novel "Jackdaws" by English writer Ken Follet. Above passage is the conversation between Flick and Paul taken from the story.
Our Khmer girls should remember if the guy is a little awkward when he speaks and acts, it's because he's sincered. But, beware if the guy is proper and polite for he has so much to hide.
This maybe true. I know some people are so proper and polite but inside they're bad; they look down on people with dark skin. They think dark skin are people from Srok Sreh (countryside ជាអ្នកស្រែ).
Regardless how each one of us looks on the outside, we should be valued people who have true motive with good intention from their hearts.