"Nand' paidhi," Tano said, and caught-step and bowed as they walked the hall. "If you give a ribbon, my father will believe I've achieved distinction. Give me one for me to give to him, paidhi-ji, and I'll hear no more of being an engineer."
I keep hoping that someday plot will lead to Bren meeting Tano's father in relation to some development project. That'd be ... interesting. ;p