Chinese Dilemma (and Fortunes)

October 21, 2006 — 6 Comments

So I was at my favorite Chinese restaurant the other day with my family when Mrs. Two Blonde Boys notices something high on the wall above us. It was La Cucharacha – a cockroach.

Quick ADD break… That reminds me of a song:

La Cucaracha, la Cucaracha
Ya no quiere caminar
Porque no tiene, porque le falta
Limonada que tomar.

La ya murio la cucaracha,
Ya la lleven a enterrar
Entre cuatro zopilotes
Y un raton de sacristan.

Which translated means..

The cockroach, the cockroach, no longer wants to go anywhere because he doesn’t have any lemonade to drink.

In time, the cockroach died and was buried by four buzzards and a church mouse.

And now you know.

Anyway back to the Chinese place.

Normally I am extremely freaked out by cockroaches (but that’s a story for another time…). So what do I do? I love this place. The service is outstanding (I won’t abide bad service). I am torn.

What would you do? What should I do? Give me your advice, dear readers!

On another note, here were our fortunes (and remember, to make it funny, end with “in bed;” to make it Jr. High, end it with, “in my butt”):

“You are never selfish with your advice or help.” (chuckling…)

“You will make many changes before settling down happily.” (laughing!)

“The question of life is ‘Why?’ The answer is ‘Why Not?'” (I just wet my pants!!!)

Pat Callahan

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6 responses to Chinese Dilemma (and Fortunes)

  1. Ok, first of all, so the Chinese place is toast in my eyes! I stopped going to a local Mexican restaurant just because it had dust caked all over the walls! I would have tossed my lunch had I seen a cockroach on the wall!Second of all, I did the snorting laugh reading your fortunes while adding the "in bed" or "in my butt"! That was absolutely HI-larious!!! 🙂 Juvenile, but hilarious!

  2. I always wondered what that "La Cucaracha" song was all about . . .but I digress . . . On one hand, it would be difficult to return to a restaurant knowing that for every cockroach you see, there are 1,000 more you don't see.On the other hand, ummmmm, well my other hand went numb at the thought of 1,000 cockroaches . . .

  3. PLEASE TELL ME THIS WAS NOT CHINN'S?!!

  4. My advice: Close your eyes and keep eating. You've seen one cockroach out of how many visits? This particular roach may not even frequent this restaurant–he may live at the restaurant next door which was out of lemonade at the time so he came by trying to avoid the buzzards. Even if seeing one does mean there are 1000, not seeing any doesn't mean there are none. You've obviously eaten at this place many times and been fine–why stop now?

  5. Read my lips – " R U N " do not go back – unless you feel that all is good until you find something crunchy in the "chow Yuk" – Yuk!

  6. Must be great Chinese food if a Mexican roach dines there! A few years ago I was being interviewed by a search committee that took me to a nice outdoor cafe. As soon as we got our salads the birds in the trees started "bombing" us. Now that's a situation where you don't eat and run. You just run!

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