Japanese Place

Marcello Sachs '10, English 65, The Cyborg Self, Brown University (Fall 2006)

Hmmm . . . looks tasty. And yes, you would like a free sample. Mmmm . . . .tastes tasty. Ah, the girl in front of you is kind of cute. What would be something funny to say?

"Miso hungry!" ?

"Man, I go noodles for noodles!" ?

You wonder if people even ever used the word noodles that way, and if not, how you came up with the idea that they did.

"Hey, have you noticed the rice in Japanese restaurants?"

No, none of these would work. Crap. Oh, there would be other times, other girls, better puns. But what to order? You decide on getting the two meat — two sides deal, including the particular meat and vegetable dishes of which you didn't know the name but were able to indicate by pointing.

Just as you finish ordering, you notice the girl in front of you grabbing chopsticks from the counter. Here's your chance!

"Sorry to bust your chops, but what's wrong with good old silverware?"

Aha. Perfect.

"Umm . . . don't know I just wanted to use chopsticks" she responded with a surprised look on her face. I don't think she got the joke. Anyways, she walked off almost while she was finishing her response.

Well, whatever. You pay for your meal, and then walk over to the table where TJ is seated.


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Last modified 31 December 2006