Wednesday, April 30, 2014

cultural mashup

We went to the Jewish Family Service of Seattle food bank today and there was this exchange:

VOLUNTEER (to OLDER VIETNAMESE LADY in front of us): Matzoh ball mix?

OLDER VIETNAMESE LADY: .....what is that?

VOLUNTEER: Uh, matzoh, you know, unleavened bread? It was just Passover.... //trails off


DIFFERENT VOLUNTEER: //firmly Dumplings.

FIRST VOLUNTEER: Yes! Dumplings!

OLDER VIETNAMESE LADY: Dumplings! Well, why you not say so. //all laughing Yes please.