Okay there are times when we got caught up in some funny cultural mishaps deserving of palm face, either you or someone you know , I had a couple of
Most memorable, my first early date in Japan years ago when is was in the Nav. this very beautiful chick took me out on a date, introducing me to real
Japanese food and culture at a posh Japanese restaurant, off came the shoes everything was set-up like someone's home, so she ordered, a
very polite waitress came and placed some hot green tea on our table, we took a sip and I almost gag at the bitter devoid of sugar hot mess that
looked like pond scum, so acting independent rather than asking my date questions I raised my hand, that polite waitress was on it, needless to my
date was puzzled by my action.
Me to waitstaff.
Could I have some sugar pls, waitstaff cocked her head to the side in the manner of a confused puppy like
My date .oh you shouldn't add sugar to that.
I said this is tea right??
Date: yes but but it's Japanese tea.
Me who cares it's tea.
Yeah but Japanese tea.
Me to the waitstaff, can I have some sugar.
Waitstaff totally puzzled as to WTF is going on.
My date waved her off, not wanting to kill what promised to be a good night by arguing I let it sit and went on to some hot saki which was on point,
it was sometime before I realized that was a major cultural boo boo I had made.
The next cultural boo boo was not my own and it happened on my home turf of BLKYN , my then girl friend before we tied the knot visited my parents and
other fam had a great time but she did the very Japanese thing of taking snap pics of anywhere and everyone and although I'd warned her about just
snapping pics at everyone may not be appreciated, she didn't want them to stop and pose ruining a natural moment, so we were on Flat Bush Ave, I went
into a beef patty shop for a sec, before long I head Yo! Yo! Yo!!! what are you 5-0 ??, and approaching her were four angry looking brothers, my
heart sank as this could end badly..I whispered
Girl..I.I just took their picture.
Me getting upset..did I not told not do that!!
Yes but I,
Me , don't talk.
The Brothers Yo man she with you?
Well tell her man , she can't be popping pics of people like,
Me: Yeah man, ma apologies she ain't from around here.
A Brother Yeah ah see dat.
My girl so sorry..
The Brothers: is arright!! no harm no foul,
YO,!! you wanna take our pics??
My Girl: yes yes thank you very much.
Brothers car posing ,meaning mugging, smiling and fist bumping.
Years later, my nephew visit us in Japan for the summer from BLKYN,
we took him to a random Chinese restaurant with his cousins , so we were about to order
Unks can I get an order of Chicken wing fried rice with extra duck sauce??
Me hell no!! boy where you think u at?? but Unks you said this was a Chinese restaurant, so how come I can't get no chicken wing fried rice
Me : that's because you only get that in NY and not in any real Chinese restaurant,
Nephew why not??
Because that's American stuff .
So they ain't got no Chinese American food over here?? that sucks.
Me. shut up or I'll let you starve.
My youngest Daughter, duck sauce nani.?? or what is duck sauce.
Me: I'll let you starve too.
OK you are not required to post pics with your stories just have fun..
edit on 15-4-2016 by Spider879 because: (no reason given)