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Posted December 10, 2003 at 04:35:57 PM by Bean

All Chinese restaurants must have the same source for chopsticks.  Every one I have ever been to, be it buffet, carry-out, or sit-down, has the same chopsticks.  You know the ones.  They come in a red paper wrapper and the sticks are still joined together at the top.

On the wrapper apears the following text, verbatim:

Welcome to Chinese Restauraunt.  please try your Nice Chinese Food With Chopsticks the traditional and typical of Chinese glorious history and cultural.

It seems like somewhere along the way, someone would say "Hey dilwads, your grammar is all fuggered on these things... why don't you fix it."  The only scenario I can think of that would explain the situation is a giant stockpile of bad-grammar chopsticks that are so cheap that it's silly to buy properly formatted ones from someone else.  Maybe back in 1970, some Chinese textile giant built a factory and manufactured billions of chopsticks before anyone noticed the mistakes.  The result: a market flooded with chopsticks that make me laugh every time I read the wrapper.

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