Alec, ranting: Every day, I eat the same ta pao¹ local food as everyone else in the office, or I walk out to somewhere like Lau Pa Sat and eat whatever takes my fancy there. But then there’s ONE day, where I just HAPPEN to be eating McDonald’s in the office pantry, and everyone who comes in says “Oh, you don’t like local food?”
Me: But I thought you talk quite a lot about local food with them?
Alec: I do! But it’s like they refuse to believe! We went for a buffet and I didn’t eat wasabi with my sashimi and everyone’s first remark was “Oh, you can’t take spicy food?” GRAAARGH!
Me: Well, why don’t you explain that your girlfriend is local and you eat everything she eats?
Alec: Oh, that’ll be no use. They probably think you’re some SPG anyway.
Me: Haha, they’ll be all like “Oh, you eat cock?”