What do people incorrectly assume about you? Bloganuary Day 9 challenge!
People incorrectly assume many things about other people, places and things. I make a sweet dish out of vermicelli, milk and sugar (semiya payasam)but I can also make another salty recipe with vermicelli , yogurt and salt(semiya bagala bath). Though they look the same, the taste is so different.
Samosas and Gulab jamuns are two dishes that are prominently served in Indian parties in the States. The former is an appetizer and the latter a dessert. My kids growing up here think these were the staples I grew up! But they are wrong. Both of the dishes are not from my region. Very few restaurants offer dishes from my part of the country. Any restaurant food is so customized for the American taste buds it is not what I grew up eating in India!
My Dad assumed that people in US are tall, and when he visited he said to me , wow people here are normal height. One day I was asked by a stranger in a coffee shop if India had many snake charmers. I said I have never seen one. We all assume things we have seen on movies and television.
Personally I have not had any people assume anything incorrectly about me or asked me or told me about it. But there was one experience I thought I can share . When I was in eleventh grade I used to attend a typewriting class, one day a girl in that class came to me asked me if I was a Gujarati , a person from Western India and I said I was from South only. Many years later I was shopping in an Indian store and a man came to me with a list written in Gujarati and asked me to help him shop from the list assuming that I could read that. Okay, two people in different parts of the world assumed that I was aGujarati. 😊
After taking a break for a month I am resuming my dieting regimen so my blog talked more about food! Even my picture!