punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

One of my favorite bits by Margaret Cho...

I had a friend named Julie Rhee growing up, who was known to quote that not all Koreans "contact the same mothership!" She would have liked this line.

I don't think about race that much. I forget that I'm Asian. I don't know why. Maybe it's because my eyes are in my head. But when I'm reminded that I'm 'different' it shocks me. I was on a plane and the steward was coming down the aisle, serving lunch to everyone, and he's coming down the aisle: "Asian Chicken Salad... Asian Chicken Salad... Asian Chicken Salad... " and he gets to me and he's like, "... Chicken Salad?"

What does he think I'm gonna do?.....

"This is not... the salad of my people!!! In my homeland... they use mandarin orange slices ...and crispy wonton crunchies! That, my friend, is an Asian Chicken Salad!"
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