I was in the cafeteria getting a plate. There’s a glass wall between me and the food, and the cook has to serve everything. I point at some yellow stuff and ask for squash.
The cook looks at me oddly and says that’s collared greens.
I ask, “The yellow stuff?” It’s obviously squash.
The guy winced. A moment later he said, “Yes, that’s squash. Sorry. I thought you were pointing at something else.” He looked very embarassed.
I felt sorry for the guy because I’ve done that a million times. It’s probably the cook-version of saying ‘you too’ after someone tells you to enjoy your meal. It’s a little weird to think about the other perspective.
The squash was good.