Sai-Gone Off The Charts

| Working | June 25, 2015

(When my dad was in his 20s, he worked with a very small Vietnamese man. This Vietnamese coworker had thick glasses, spoke almost no English, and brought in lunches so spicy that no one else could even smell them without choking. One day, my dad and his friends decide to play a good-natured prank.)

Coworker #1: “Hey, [Vietnamese Coworker], try these wings.”

Vietnamese Coworker: “Wings?”

Dad: “Yeah, chicken wings. They’re good!”

Coworker #2: “Yeah, they’re REALLY spicy, you’ll like them!”

(These wings are the kind that you have to sign a waiver to eat – you’re not even supposed to take them out of the restaurant, but they snuck some out in a napkin! The Vietnamese coworker takes a huge bite, and then runs over to the water fountain. My dad and his friends follow.)

Coworker #1: “So, how do you like them?”

Dad: “Yeah, what do you think?”

Vietnamese Coworker: *gasping for air* “VOLCANO!”

(Everyone started laughing, including the prank’s victim!)

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