In CHC’s parents’ house, his mom uses butter and cool whip containers to store left overs because it’s an unnecessary expense to buy Tupperware. So when there’s a lot of leftovers, you gotta open a lot of butter containers just to get to the one you’re actually looking for, the one with actual butter. It [...]
Hmmm… Not sure Switzerland is so safe after all. Best to avoid after dark?
Me (to my mom): “There’s mold all over these strawberries. Want some?” My mom: “Euk!” (when she means to say “Eww!”) Prime example of how us non-native speakers will botch these nonsensical words. In my mom’s defense, the differences between these guttural bits of dialogue are all too subtle. I mean, we’re expected to know [...]
My mom (after 16 years living in the U.S.): Christian, I don’t understand, what is the deal with the Easter Bunny? Who is this bunny? In Mexico, we only celebrate the Jesus. CHC: I actually don’t know. Answer: since the hare was believed to be a hermaphrodite in ancient times, the idea that it could [...]
I recently found out my grandma used to sunbathe by rubbing Coca-Cola on her skin. Back in her heyday, in Mexico, they didn’t have suntan lotion. Actually, she didn’t know about suntan lotion, so Coca-Cola was the next best thing.