A girlfriend of mine will be out of town for quite a while. She asks me to take care of the plants.
“There are some leftovers in the fridge,” she says. “Please feel free to eat them, so they don’t get wasted.”
She is telling me what type of food is available: veggies, fruits, some milk, and cheese. “Oh, and some pork chops,” she says. Her husband couldn’t eat them up before he left for his trip.
I start giggling.
“What’s wrong?” my friend asks.
“This is funny!”
“You offering me pork chops!”
“What’s so funny about it?”
“A Jewish lady is offering a Muslim lady pork chops!”
“Oh, you are right. I didn’t think about that,” she says and starts laughing.
We both laugh.
“My mum would kill me if she finds out that there is some pork in the house.”
“Let’s assume the last part of this conversation never happened,” I suggest.
© Serap Yıldırım / 2020