Sitting at a taco bar watching a woman make tortillas from a big bowl of fresh dough.
I tried to convince her that we should add a big bag of sugar and chocolate chips.
She doesn’t speak English, so I tried to explain…
SUGAR! CHOCOLATE CHIPS!
She said, “No, no, no!”
So I said, “Cookies!” and then made the international sign for “bag of sugar”.
She replied in Spanish…
As you know, I don’t speak Spanish, but I’m pretty sure she just said I’m a “local”.
So I said, “Yeah, I’m from around here, but what’s that got to do with cookies!?”
* BTW, this is a *100% true story up to the very last line (which I didn’t actually say — but it seemed like a good punchline).
Joseph Stephen Go-Sunico: I’m sorry, but there might be a very slight chance she said loco or loca. ;)
Me: Sure, it sounded like “lowko”, but she has a pretty serious English accent when speaking in Spanish. ;)
Sherry Leighton-Posner: So…what is the international sign for a bag of sugar, anyway? ;)
Me: You just hold up your hands in the form of a bag of sugar. Really simple. Everyone gets it right away.