Monday, August 07, 2006

[not so] fast food

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I went out with one of my best friends and stumbled upon this Kabab place (Super Protein Chizary). I really liked the guy we met there--he was super friendly and asked me to shoot video of him making kabab.

Salam (Hello)

My friend: Sir we would like 2 barg kababs, and juicy please.

*birds chirping*
Me: Where are the birds!?

Right here [they belong to the store]

Me: so, you make kabab here. Do you enjoy it?

Very Much (Kheili)! Next to the grill, in this really hot weather... it is so much fun! Your space is empty. (He is very much kidding here when he says this [Jayeh Shoma Khali])

(We all laugh)

Note--Iranian Expressions

"Jayeh (insert name here) Khali"
"(Insert name here)'s space is empty"

Your space is empty here is an expression that is often used in Iran. In this case the guy is kidding with us, but usually when a family sits down to eat, they will say that the space of the person that really likes that particular meal is empty.

Also, when a family reunites after a long time someone may acknowledge the empty space of someone who could not make it (their space is empty unless filled by their presence).


At 8/09/2006 9:17 AM, Blogger Toby said...

I LOVE this guy!!!


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