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#1

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
I had been wanting to try some sweet Mexican chocolate, so I stopped this evening at a mercado a few blocks from where I live, figuring they were much more likely to have it than our usual supermarket.
I asked the young lady behind the counter if they had Mexican chocolate bars, Taza or any other.
She looked at me blankly and said, "No hablo ingles."
So I asked, "Does anyone here speak English?"
And she replied, "No."
There were at least 5 people working there, stocking shelves and so forth, and there was a small restaurant-type area in the back with two cooks and half a dozen people sitting at tables, eating.
I said, "No English?"
And she again said no.  Then she got out her cell phone, started the Google translate app, and handed me the phone.  I typed in "Mexican chocolate bar."  She looked at the translation, then called out for someone named Miguel, asking him about it.  He came up front and said no - "Lo siento, no."

So no sweet Mexican chocolate tonight.  And I'm amazed that apparently there is a completely foreign world just blocks from me.

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John
#2

Super Moderator
Too funny.  She seemed to understand you well enough to say no English  - I wonder what her reaction would have been if you'd asked her for a kiss?

I was told by a Venezuelan woman that Venezuelan chocolate is the best in the world.  She also told me that Venezuelan women were the most beautiful in the world. I was inclined to agree. Big Grin

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#3

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
(12-18-2019, 04:13 PM)Marko Wrote: Too funny.  She seemed to understand you well enough to say no English  - I wonder what her reaction would have been if you'd asked her for a kiss?

I was told by a Venezuelan woman that Venezuelan chocolate is the best in the world.  She also told me that Venezuelan women were the most beautiful in the world. I was inclined to agree. Big Grin

Then I take it your wife is from Venezuela. Smile

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#4

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
I think I'll use this argument with my wife as rationale for Mexican or Venezuelan chocolate:
https://nypost.com/2019/12/18/eating-chi...ck-stroke/

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John
#5

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
(12-18-2019, 11:35 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I think I'll use this argument with my wife as rationale for Mexican or Venezuelan chocolate:
https://nypost.com/2019/12/18/eating-chi...ck-stroke/

John, does the New York Post know something I dont? “...those who incorporate the veggie into their diets have a lower risk of death.“
I thought we didn’t have much choice in the matter of death, that it was inevitable. Tongue
#6

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
(12-19-2019, 02:16 AM)Freddy Wrote:
(12-18-2019, 11:35 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I think I'll use this argument with my wife as rationale for Mexican or Venezuelan chocolate:
https://nypost.com/2019/12/18/eating-chi...ck-stroke/

John, does the New York Post know something I dont? “...those who incorporate the veggie into their diets have a lower risk of death.“
I thought we didn’t have much choice in the matter of death, that it was inevitable. Tongue

I'm hoping for immortality. Think how much shaving gear I'll have to collect...
John
#7

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
(12-19-2019, 02:21 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(12-19-2019, 02:16 AM)Freddy Wrote:
(12-18-2019, 11:35 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I think I'll use this argument with my wife as rationale for Mexican or Venezuelan chocolate:
https://nypost.com/2019/12/18/eating-chi...ck-stroke/

John, does the New York Post know something I dont? “...those who incorporate the veggie into their diets have a lower risk of death.“
I thought we didn’t have much choice in the matter of death, that it was inevitable. Tongue

I'm hoping for immortality.  Think how much shaving gear I'll have to collect...

Happy2
#8

Member
Los Angeles
(12-18-2019, 07:19 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I had been wanting to try some sweet Mexican chocolate, so I stopped this evening at a mercado a few blocks from where I live, figuring they were much more likely to have it than our usual supermarket.
I asked the young lady behind the counter if they had Mexican chocolate bars, Taza or any other.
She looked at me blankly and said, "No hablo ingles."
So I asked, "Does anyone here speak English?"
And she replied, "No."
There were at least 5 people working there, stocking shelves and so forth, and there was a small restaurant-type area in the back with two cooks and half a dozen people sitting at tables, eating.
I said, "No English?"
And she again said no.  Then she got out her cell phone, started the Google translate app, and handed me the phone.  I typed in "Mexican chocolate bar."  She looked at the translation, then called out for someone named Miguel, asking him about it.  He came up front and said no - "Lo siento, no."

So no sweet Mexican chocolate tonight.  And I'm amazed that apparently there is a completely foreign world just blocks from me.

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