One day, a foreign friend called me. She said, "I'll give you some of my homemade cooking." So I visited her happily. But when I got to her place, she apologized to me a lot. According to her, her young son was listening to her speaking on the phone with me, and recognized that she said "agemasu" for "give". It is true that "agemasu" sometimes sounds patronizing. He said that his teacher at primary school in Japan told him off when he said "agemasu" to his senior. I was impressed by two things. One is that the boy's Japanese was perfect. When he came to Japan a few years ago, he uttered nothing as he couldn't understand Japaese at all. The other is that his teacher at primary school is strict for the usage of words. That is wonderful! The pupils will appreciate him in the future when they are adults!