Wednesday, September 22, 2010
My failed attempt at creating an Indian civil war
I admit it. I'm guilty of attempting to create an Indian civil war. Let me explain. A few weeks ago I discovered an Indian/Chinese restaurant on Lincoln Blvd. The food was decent as was the price. "Hello brother" I was greeted by the owner who wore a diamond earing in his ear and had his hair slick back like Elvis Presley.
I was glad to have found an Indian restaurant near my place. The owner and the cook were very nice to me. Strangely, the cook would speak to me in Spanish. I would respond in Spanish and he gave me a confused look. I concluded that he was actually Indian but felt the need to connect with me by speaking Spanish.
Across from that restaurant is another Indian restaurant (pictured here). The food was tastier and the price was almost identical. A friendly middle-aged lady gave me excellent service by bringing me items ala carte even though the buffet was over. She agreed to charge me the buffet price. Yes!. She explained to me what I was eating and she had a very nice demeaner.
That's when I attempted to create a war bewteen the two Indian restaurants.
"Are you the same restaurant as across the street?" I quizzed her.
"No we are different."
"Who is better?" (This was the question that was aimed at starting a rift bewteen the two establishment)
She paused and politely said " I won't say anything bad about the other restaurant."
She continued, "the customer can decide for himself who is better."
I was surpised that she showed so much class and refused to bad mouth the competition. Today I returned and that same lady remembered me, "Isiah right?"
That's close enough.