January 8th, 2005

Looi Kin-Ming

Unexpected questions

Yesterday, as I was making a cup of coffee at work, someone asked me "What's a joint?" I must have spent too long working in Holland because, when I hesitated, she followed up with "In the context of food, that is..." and "So, what's gammon?" It turned out she'd grabbed some stuff for lunch thinking it was chicken.

I started feeling like one of those stereotypical Southern US hicks, thinking "Shoot, you ain't from round here are you, Boy?" At least I refrained from spitting tobacco onto the floor...
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