Two Conversations with the Wife

Today

Me: So, your parents are coming over for dinner tonight?

Wife: Yep, they’ll be here at 5:30.

Me: So, they’ll bring food with them?

Wife: Nope, I’ll order.

Me: Order what?

Wife: Chinese.

A Few Days Ago

[Walking by an elaborate restaurant that we’d gone by many times before, with me always asking what they served.]

Me:What do they serve there?

Wife [somewhat annoyed]: A famous Beijing dish

Me: Sea Cucumber?

Wife: No.

Me: Beijing Kao Ya?

Wife: Yes.

Me: Bu Shi Peking Kao Ya Ma?

Wife: No.

Me: Then, who calls it Peking Roast Duck?

Wife: You foreigners.

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