A group of high schoolers still in their uniforms passed me and Emily in a hall tonight. "Hi," said one boy with thick black eyebrows. He translated a bit of the menu we were looking at as he passed. Following his friends out the door, he turned around and, with a raise of his eyebrows, told us, "you are very beautiful, okay?"
It is interesting to me that when you see a white person here, you may assume that he or she speaks English, and I would say your assumption proves true about 99% of the time. Whereas, if I were in Denver, I would never assume that an Asian-looking man spoke Chinese or Korean or Japanese. Nor do I even find it safe to assume that a Latin-looking person in Denver speaks Spanish.