Oct 28, 2010

how to make a reservation in China.

True story:

Yesterday I needed to make a reservation for my class dinner. (see previous post).

I was having lunch with a Chinese friend, Ting Ting. On the restaurant card it had one street name with two different address numbers and two phone numbers. I was not sure which one to call for the reservation. I was mulling this over while Ting Ting was in the kitchen.

Finally she cried out, "Just call one of the numbers and ask them if you have been there."

"Um, what??"

"Of course they remember you. Who could forget..."

So I called the first number listed and asked them if a large white woman with red hair had been there before? Sure enough, I had.

Only in this country.

Walk slow. xoxo.