Friday, October 10, 2008

My introduction to Ohio

I originally intended this blog to be insightful and witty . I then remembered that I am a 24 year old girl living in southern California and cannot deliver either of these things. I am sorry. However, I can provide possibly entertaining stories of the crazy and often embarrassing things that always happen to me.

I recently moved from the heart of the Midwest. Though I grew up on the West Coast, I have lived in Ohio the past two years of my life.
When I arrived in Ohio, I decided to go the local Sam's Club (I'm addicted to shopping in bulk). I needed to pick up tortillas so my husband could cook my dinner. I'll get to my lack of domestic skills later. I searched everywhere but could not find them (the tortillas, not my domestic skills.) I had to ask one of the creepy sample hander-outers where they were.

Me: Excuse me? Can you tell me where the tortillas are? (I did not want to say ma'am or sir because I was not sure what category sample-person fit under.)

Sample-person: Ummmm..... I don't thank we have tortillas here...

Me: You don't have tortillas?

Sample-person: Nope.

Me: (showing her my shopping list with the word tortilla written out) They are for making burritos.... Are you sure you don't have any?

Sample-person: OH!!! TOR-TEAL-AH! they're over on isle 5....


  1. That is awesome! Its amazing how one country can have so many pronunciations of the same word!

  2. Just stumbled upon this blog and I always like to read from the very beginning:) I had visited Kansas one summer in the 90s as an exchange international student and stayed with a host family for 2 months, and I was introduced to tortilla chips, salsas, burritos and the other Mexcian food... Tortillas were widely available in Kansas at Dillon, Food For Less, K-Mart etc... at the time.... I'm surprised Ohio didn't have it back in 2006...


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