Having a job where I have no face-to-face human contact means that I tend to over-share when I do. So it’s no surprise that when I went to the allergist today, I quickly started chatting it up with the secretaries. That’s how I roll.
“I’m going to be on TV on a Latino show!” I said to the secretaries.
“A Latino show?” said the Dominican secretary. “You’re not Latina anymore. You’re Jewish!”
The secular Jewish secretary agreed. “You have to pick one!”
“Yeah,” said the Dominican secretary. “You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.”
Cake? Luckily, I had been in this situation many times before and even written articles about it.
“Yes, I can! I like my gefilte fish with rice and beans,” I said. “Gefilte fish is perfect with plantains!”
They stared at me blankly. “If you say so.”