At the end of the meal he asked us to fill out comment cards, and the cards featured a blank for an email address. I have an address that I use specifically in cases where I might be giving it to someone who wants to send me something useful (such as coupons) or might just be lining up to spam me. So I jotted it on the form and didn't think anything more about it.
Then yesterday I get an email from Paradise India. It had some info on the restaurant's recent appearance on KCPT's restaurant show. It had some general chatty stuff. It had a coupon (good move there). But it also included the "Joke of the Day."
I reproduce it here in its entirety and defy anyone to decipher it. About the only part that gave me a snicker was "heads off to a great meal."
An Indian Businessman landed into an association with American Company & his counterpart is scheduled to visit India. He never had American food. To be more oriental he decides he should try American Food. A small city populated by only around 6-7 million people had two boastful American Restaurants.
He had heard of Steaks a lot so when he finds them listed on the menu at his first stop he ecstatically orders a Steak. He is really overwhelmed by the eclectic taste of "Chicken Scampi" he is served; Roasted Chicken with a dusty cover of black pepper, no noodles, a side of mashed potatoes & boiled tomatoes. Extremely happy the next day he visits the other restaurant called "Statue of Liberty". Again he ordered Steak. A Hot Dog with a spread of mayonnaise, mustard, shredded red onions and side of Aloo Pakora. "Heads off to the great meal but you should check how "The Gateway Arch" makes theirs "he recommends.
A week later he sits boasting of the great Steak places in town after a busy day with his associate. His friend who had devoured tons of Indian food & read volumes of the Indian traditions before making his first trip to India is a little thoughtful. With a sense of compunction he asks "Sir Is it not true that in India they do not serve Beef or Pork?" "Absolutely True" comes the reply.