Monday, May 05, 2008


A conversation with the proprietess of my favorite Thai food restaurant:

Me: Hi, I'm here to pick up my order.

J: Ok, that be $10.75

She takes my cash and gathers the change.

M: I have to thank you. You made all that chicken satay and spring rolls for my daughter's birthday party. They were delicious.

She pauses and stares down her glasses at me. I stammer.

M: Uh, everybody loved them?

J: Oh. Oh! Yes! Good! I so happy.

She smiles at me.

J: I not recognize you!

She touches her hands to her face and smiles.

J: You so pretty last time.

M: ....ok.

1 comment:

Stacey Greenberg said...

Good ol' Mrs. Fong keeping it real.