Well, the gentleman across from me ordered his plate of food with the soy glaze sauce on the side. This way, he could dip his beef strips into the sauce as opposed to the meat drowning in it on his plate. Since this was the last plate out and everyone was waiting before eating, the waiter had the whole table's attention. I guess he felt the need to address everyone. it went something like this:
"YOU SEE? YOU LIVE LONG TIME, HAVE SAUCE ON SIDE! LIKE GRANDMA, SAUCE ON SIDE!"
We kept our composure at the lunch table, but died laughing about it later. The waiter was just so enthusiastic and sincere . . . and fit into the stereotype so perfectly. The joke became an examination of life advice from different professionals. Think about it. If you ask your regular doctor how to live a long healthy life, what do they say? Diet and exercise. Right? Just recently, there was a woman in Georgia who turned 116 years old. They asked her for advice on long living and she replied that the never eats junk food and that she minds her own business.
But if you ask the Chinese restaurant waiter how to live a long, healthy life?
"SAUCE ON SIDE! LIKE GRANDMA! SAUCE ON SIDE!"