Monday, April 23, 2007

Year of the...

I was out to dinner tonight with our stone supplier for the granite importing operation my Dad and I are trying to get off of the ground. I love going to this dinner, because I usually end up with a great quote to post on my blog. Tonight's was a winner:

Zhao: "How old is your father?"
Nick: "57"
Zhao: "You are a cock."
Nick: "Excuse me?"
Zhao: "Ni shi ji."
Nick: "Oh, right. Yes, I am a rooster (I was born in 1981)."
Zhao: "Oh no, I make a mistake. I am so sorry. I just remember the other meaning of cock."
Nick: "No, cock is a word for rooster... technically."
Zhao: "Mr. Nick, I promise; I don't think you are a penis. Please forgive me."
Nick: "It's ok, don't worry about it."
Zhao: "You are not a penis!!"

I couldn't make this stuff up.