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One afternoon at the meat aisle in ASDA… Staff shows Chinese man where the sausages are. Chinese man spends a good five minutes looking at the sausages. I am also there looking for sausages, but then I realise my mistake. I ask for Frankfurters. Staff brings me to another aisle. Chinese man tags along, as he eavesdropped on my conversation.
Staff holds out the Frankfurters. “This is what I want!” the man exclaims. I nod sympathetically. When Asians ask for sausages, they mean this: