June 16, 2021 by sandwichcontrol
Turned out to be a fish mongrel.
The word of the day is: Lagniappe.
|[ lan-yap, lan-yap ]|
Chiefly Southern Louisiana and Southeast Texas. a small gift given with a purchase to a customer, by way of compliment or for good measure; bonus.
a gratuity or tip.
an unexpected or indirect benefit.
This is the part where I admit to being a dumb, white guy.
I needed a fortune cookie.
So I went by the restaurant that’s right around the corner from the house.
As soon as the words “Do you have fortune cookies?” left my lips I realized that this was a Vietnamese restaurant.
And fortune cookies were a creation by dumb, white people for CHINESE restaurants.
So of course the Vietnamese restaurant doesn’t have them.
And I just looked like a fucking racist idiot.
Weirdly enough I don’t think of fortune cookies in the context of Asians or Asian culture.
I think of them in the context of restaurants.
Especially restaurants that sell fried rice.
American food culture is fucked.
In my brain all Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, etc. restaurants in my area where I get rice should also have fortune cookies.
It would be akin to expecting something like chips-n-salsa on the table at any hispanic restaurant just because that’s what you get at every local “Mexican” restaurant in town.
Thanks for putting me in check, universe.
Yesterday, aside from my racism, was pretty overwhelming.
And then we had more baseball.
Today is more of the same.
See ya’ tomorrow.
More soon. ~SC
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