Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pork vs Beef vs Education

compliments of @tokyosteven on Twitter

OK so the other day we had an office picnic. All kinds of food were provided – hot dogs, hamburgers, sides, desserts and they even roasted a pig! When we were in line, the hot dogs were next to the barbecue. Now, being allergic to poultry and knowing that most hot dogs are made with chicken, I asked the girl (who had helped in preparing all the food, even so far as pulling the barbecue off of the pig) if the hot dogs were 100% beef. She looked a bit dumbfounded. “That’s OK. I was just asking because I’m allergic,” I mentioned.

“Well, I don’t know if they’re 100% beef or not, but I know THAT is!” She pointed over at the barbecue.

Oh really? “No, it’s not,” I said calmly.

“Oh yes it is!” She was starting to get upset.

“I can guarantee you it’s not beef,” I suggested.

“I know for a fact it is!” she shot back.

OK, I figured it was time to let her off the hook. I leaned over and half whispered, “Beef comes from a cow. Pork comes from a pig.”

She blushed and made up some excuse about being tired. Everyone had a good laugh.

A few days later, I saw her again and we rode the elevator together. She saw the to-go cup I was carrying and asked about my lunch. I told her that I had been to a local barbecue restaurant and then added, “I had their 100% beef pork barbecue.”

“Mmm, that sounds nice,” she said complacently.

Some folks never learn. Honestly, I was just trying to bust her chops in the elevator. But in the end, I still don’t know if they’re beef chops or pork chops.


  1. Ewww! that lady was a dim bulb! Hebrew National Kosher Hot Dog is the best! Go Kosher Hot Dog!

  2. i just know i will eat anything if cooked me carnivore

  3. Mista Jaycee
    at least she wasn't blond, that would have added more to the situation
    Hebrew Nationals are filling, can only have one

    Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T
    i have my limitations

  4. You are just mean - poking fun at someone's ignorance and then posting it on the net to continue poking fun at her. You are also sad having to do this just to build yourself up. Geesh.

  5. Anonymous
    What is mean is that she went through our education system and does not know the difference between Beef and Pork.


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