Mugato: It's an emergency when you're ordering from somewhere that doesn't have forks and all they give you are those Goddamned chopsticks.Really, why do civilized westerners who otherwise use forks and spoons for everything else suddenly decide to use two sticks when they order Chinese? For eating rice, no less. But I digress.
Mugato: Really, why do civilized westerners who otherwise use forks and spoons for everything else suddenly decide to use two sticks when they order Chinese? For eating rice, no less. But I digress.
BarkingUnicorn: Why did it take two weeks to arrest her?
swingerofbirches: I know I've said this in other threads, but this raises the question of whether it is ever a person's fault for calling 911. I guess there are instances where there is just a deviousness that could be curbed with more self control. But in most cases it seems to me, a person would either have an emergency or would call 911 because of altered mental status and ask for something like help with ordering Chinese food.I mean looking at that woman, do you really think she called 911 to get her jollies off? I think she was probably in a confused state. I love (not really) how the media always picks up on the weird things apparently mentally ill people say and report that as the headline rather than the bigger story that the content of what someone says in a disorganized mental state is pretty meaningless compared to the fact that a person was in a disorganized mental state in need of help. Although, in this case, I guess the people who responded to the call must have concluded she was in her right mind and needed to go to jail.But that goes back to my question: can you really be in a right state of mind and call 911 for help with ordering Chinese food? That seems like one of those things where you're kind of inherently innocent because while what you were asking for wasn't a reasonable request of 911's services, the fact that you called them was a presenting symptom of needing help.
Phoenix_M: There's a Thai restaurant near me that has a sign: Don't ask for chopsticks, we're Thai not Chinese.
0Icky0: Mugato: Really, why do civilized westerners who otherwise use forks and spoons for everything else suddenly decide to use two sticks when they order Chinese? For eating rice, no less. But I digress.Especially for dishes that Chinese never use chopsticks on. Like fried rice.
silvervial: Look, maybe she'd never eaten Chinese food before and had no idea what to order? I mean, if I were confronted with, say, a Laplandish or Khazakstani menu, I'd be pretty damn confused since I've never tried those cuisines. Maybe she just wanted someone over who'd eaten Chinese food before and could guide her towards what she'd like. I have taken people out for Thai who have never tried Thai food and gently steered them away from the curries and towards the barbecued chicken, since that's what they can handle as a newbie.Why are we condemning her for seeking outside help so she didn't end up wasting her money? Doesn't look like she probably has a lot of money laying around, and, ironically, it turns out that this is going to be the most expensive Chinese food she'll ever eat, assuming she ended up ordering and ate it. The article was missing that key detail./mostly kidding//seriously, what the hell do they eat in Khazakstan?
Count_0: This is not the Chinese take-away. This is a residential number and you are speaking to the lady of the house on a white, slim line telephone with last number redial facility.
strangeluck: Count_0: This is not the Chinese take-away. This is a residential number and you are speaking to the lady of the house on a white, slim line telephone with last number redial facility.It's pronounced "bouquet!" Not "bucket!"
JonZoidberg: The best local chinese place doesn't have a english fluent staff. I like just about everything I've had there, but I don't know what to expect from a dish called "China Town." Any help? The googles don't help.
0Icky0: Especially for dishes that Chinese never use chopsticks on. Like fried rice
Slartibartfaster: 0Icky0: Especially for dishes that Chinese never use chopsticks on. Like fried riceerrr, yes they doI used them tonight at dinner (Beijing)You use the ladle to serve it, chopsticks to eat it.
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