I like to treat some of my friends to dim sum, stir-fried crab, steak, grilled lamb, prawns with angel hair pasta …
But recently, what I didn’t expect was that one of my friends would respond with, “Thanks, but no thanks.”
Instead, he said, “How about a salad?” And not just any salad. “Put Caesar dressing and grilled chicken on top,” he told the waitress. “Give me a seafood soup, too.”
Even a simple salad is not the cheapest item on the menu, nor is it the most expensive. Though my friend is conscious about fat and calories, he still wants his salad to be tasty.
“So is that what you usually eat at home?” I asked my friend.
“I buy organic,” he answered. “I want everything to taste fresh. It’s higher in price … but —”
“You eat brown rice, too?” I asked.
“Oh, yes,” he said. “I didn’t like it at first. Now, I enjoy the original taste.”
“Obviously, your taste buds have changed, too,” I said.
“For the better,” he responded, smiling. “I never get sick. I don’t need to see a doctor.” ♦