"My grandma comes from a very poor family in China. And when you come from poverty there's no such thing as women not working. It was a practicality thing. My grandma applied for a job in a factory in a secretarial role when the family found themselves in Shanghai. She had no training, no education, and there were 50 women all applying for only 2 roles going. The final stage of the interview was for typewriting, something so new to China at the time that she had never even seen one before. She was the most unqualified person in the room, and she knew it. She could've walked away, defeated. Instead, through part paralysis part ingenuity she chose to stay. She stood and watched the other 49 women, one by one, use the machine with varying degrees of success. And then learning from them, she just faked it. And she got the job. Then she was promoted. And again, and again until she was the floor manager. Then she was the one in charge of hiring. This is actually the story of how she met my grandpa. At the factory he was trying to get a job at."
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