Friday, April 22, 2016

Little Bits of Weirdness

It doesn't take much to amuse me. For example, I get tickled every time I think of these recent telephone conversations:

Glad I Didn't Inconvenience Him:

A ringing phone roused me from sleep early one morning. "Hello, is this Ms. James?" the male caller asked.

"No," I replied. "I believe you have the wrong number."

"No problem," he said and hung up.

The Lo Mein Test:

Ever since a particular Chinese restaurant opened several years ago, we've been ordering takeout once a month or so. Without fail, each time we've called to place an order, the Asian lady on the other end of the line has asked one final question: "You know we on Highway 73, right?"

Last time she surprised me with a slightly different question: "You know wheah [where] location?"

"Yes," I assured her. "I sure do."

After a moment's hesitation, she spoke again in a doubtful tone: "Wheah? Which highway?"


Hahaha! People! You gotta love 'em.


  1. I once called in a carry out order at a Chinese restaurant and when I got through ordering, the lady said, "You come now!" That's the only thing she said that I understood.

    1. Betty, I started to comment about the difficulties of ordering when there's a language barrier, but then I realized that the Chinese take-out place always gets my order right--as opposed to Burger King. At BK I know they understand me because the correct items come up on the screen, but if those same items make it into the bag, it's a big surprise.

  2. The "Lo Mein Test" cracks me up! I've read this blog post about three times now and I laugh out loud every time! :)

    1. Joy, I think you're as easily amused as I am. I like that about you!

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    1. Holly, the quiz was the only extra thing I got with the lo mein. They forgot the fortune cookie.


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