Went to a restaurant in search of good-affordable-familiar-food. I wanted fish peppersoup with rice. I described fish peppersoup to the waiter there. They said they had something similar. I was relieved. Lo and behold, this is what I was served.
How am I supposed to combine white rice with grilled fish and lime? I was not understanding.
I told the waiter, “Do you have what they call stew?”
He was not understanding.
“Do you know that thing they use in cooking jollof?”
He said, “jahlove?” as he scratched his head.
I said, “Sauce? Soup? Anything to eat this rice with please.”
He apologized and said “I know.”
I was relieved, until they brought me a plate of blended tomotoes.
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