‘Can I order chicken curry ,please. I ‘ll come and collect it myself’.
‘In the same container?’
‘With no onion?’
‘Errr yeah ,no onion.’
‘Ok, it will be ready for collection in few minutes.’
My girlfriend hates onion. I have been using the same take away for more than a year now. Every time we had Chinese take away, she made sure there was no onion in it. As the Romanian cuisine is based on onion, I did miss a bit of onion in my food. So I brushed it off the same way I did with bread ,years ago.
We split up few months ago. The shop assistants ( a young guy about 24 yo and a girl about the same age, both Chinese) got the know me quite well, especially as my ex-girlfriend was very talkative. They would chat us up every time ,asking when are we going to get married. I would smile politely and watch my g/f telling them that we are bound to get married very soon.
I even started it to believe it myself. I ‘ve met her parents, they loved me so we had green light. Well ,few months ago we broke up. The shop assistants don’t know that. I do like onion .Yet I just can’t bring me myself to tell them that. I don’t wanna spoil what they think about me. A nice young guy ,about to get married to a nice young girl, who orders lately just one portion of chicken curry.
For as long they will trouble themselves to pick all the onion out ,I will keep saying: Errr, yeah….no onion please.