Saturday, January 28, 2006

The Year of the Dog



According to an article in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution newspaper the Chinese New Year, which is the Year of the Dog is upon us.

I studied over the article looking for the exact date and I can’t see where they said the exact date, which is unlike the Federal Government’s Fiscal New Year, which is October the 1st.

What kind of dog? Probably a little Pekinese Dog with little bows in its hair. Or maybe a Skewered Dog.

This reminds me a few years ago we read an ad in the Marietta Daily Journal that a local Chinese Restaurant was having its Chinese New Years party. The ad had an illustration of firecrackers going off.

We went to the Chinese restaurant thinking we would see those firecrackers bang away and maybe even a Chinese dragon, with two or three people underneath its skin dancing. And maybe balloons too!

We got to the restaurant and found to our disappointment we were the only customers. A Waitress was nearby for our beck and call; a teenager girl was the host and manned the cash register; and a toddler Chinese kid kept looking at us from the kitchen door. We were the biggest attraction there.

Not that it has anything to do with Chinese New Year, or the Chinese, but about a year later at lunch time a drug deal went wrong at the same restaurant there were some gun shootings. One of the allege drug dealers were killed.

Now, what if that drug deal went wrong and the shooting just started as we walked in the door and I thought the gun bangs were the firecrackers I was looking for, I would probably say, “Those Chinese really know how to have a New Years party!”

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2 Comments:

Blogger Carolyn said...

LOL on that last line! How about this-- I just posted about some Chinese people on my blog this evening! :D

7:28 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Remember the back-alley opium dens in the '40s in the Orient? I wonder if that still goes on?

4:14 AM  

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