Here in my locale we have a tremendous influx of Somalian immigrants. Many of them work in fast food places; in fact, it seems they must all team up
to work in these places for some reason. I have no issue with immigrants provided they work and respect others. It seems these workers do for the
most part, from what I can see.
There's one problem though; I often eat lunch (shame on me) at fast food places. A couple of my more favored places have almost 100% Somalian
employees. You order, and they relay the order in Somalian; everyone in the place speaks Somalian (forgive me if this is the incorrect term for the
language). Only the semi-English speaking folks get to take orders.
Now I don't speak Somalian, but I could swear when they call the order back they say "PILE ON THE EXTRA ONIONS!" Holy Mackerel, I'm sincerely think
these folks believe they are doing people a favor by heaping on the onions. I wonder; do they even have onions in Somalia??? Must be a real
delicacy, onions. If you tell them to hold the onions, to them this means only put half of a metric ton of onions on the sandwich. Gawd forbid you
ever ask for "extra onions"!!!
When I place an order I have to say "No onions". They say "okay". I say "No really, NO onions, like not a single one, I don't want an onion within a
country MILE of my sandwich, please. Seriously, absolutely NO onions, okay???" They say "okay" (and then holler to the back, "this guy only wants a
few POUNDS of onions on his sandwich; this freak doesn't like mountains of raw onions like we all do, so go easy on the onions not like we normally
do, okay?". After 14 or 15 iterations of this dialogue they start translating amongst each other. The conclusion is..."he ONLY want's at least 3.5
entire red onions on his sandwich, the daft dude up here at the counter".
What part of "I'm going into a meeting with 45 people who will be sitting right next to me, and I DON'T want ANY onions!!!!" is so hard to
So, I've concluded that they must not have onions in Somalia, and that onions are a prized possession which everyone must certainly want a pickup load
full of on anything they order....because they just never had the damn things!!
edit on 5/24/2016 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)