The Road Less Traveled
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I love food. I honestly really do enjoy eating up a storm.
Some of my best memories have involved food. Consequently, I am in a state of
Korean-American, I truly have grown an affinity for spice and for spicy foods.
I have lived my entire life eating foods that consist of spice and hotness.
Like 99% of my family, I like to put lots of flavor and spice on EVERYTHING. At
restaurants, I usually ask for hot sauce to put on my entrée. I have taken this
for granted because in
My fellow spice lover, Mr. Ivan John, and I ventured to an “authentic” Mexican restaurant called Xalapa to satiate our craving. When we got there, we were greeted by bright Mayan and Aztec designs and colors as well as a waitress who was wearing a traditional Mexican dress….and converse sneakers… anyways, that’s beside the point. We sat down and informed our waitress that we wanted spicy salsa and spicy food. She nodded and smiled at us and reassured us that we would receive plenty of spice. Ivan and I sat in our seats anxious in anticipation and excitement. You could even say that we were giddy.
When the waitress came back with our “spice,” we soon realized that the spice that we were anticipating was not the spice that we were going to receive. The waitress arrived with a big plate of diced and crushed peppers for us to add to our enchiladas and quesadillas. As we saw this dish, Ivan and I looked at each other in confusion. We had wanted flavorful spice…zing…pizzazz…seasoning. We did not mean we just wanted to add temperature/heat/hotness to our food. Our waitress technically satisfied our request. She literally brought us spice. However, this was not the spice we were talking about. Defeated, Ivan and I looked at each other, shrugged and poured on the peppers to our meal.
Now this incident conveys an important message: different folks, different strokes. In essence, not everything and not everyone has/thinks the same thing about common topics. Also, there is not just one way to look at something. This notion is very important in life. We cannot expect everyone to think the same way we do and follow the same guidelines that we do. We also have to remember that just because a certain system works for us, it does not always yield the same results for others.
particular, this theme of “different folks, different strokes,” is prevalent in
in economy did not come easily. It has been a great struggle for