“Why do people never keep time?” I thought to myself. It has been twenty minutes of waiting. Doesn’t she know this was supposed to be a serious business meeting and not some girly catch up. So annoying! Now I just have to sit here looking composed as I pulled out a book to keep myself busy. To make matters worse, we had scheduled to meet at Java which is normally full and for one reason or another, peeps here just don’t mind their business. Or so I feel.
Five minutes later (phone ringing)
‘Hey, where are you sited? I’m at the entrance.’ I almost punished her by making her to look for me in that crowd but oh well… ‘I’m sited right across the counter,’ I replied.
‘I’m really sorry, there was a lot of traffic and it was raining,’ yeah, of course, ‘TRAFFIC’ will always be a scapegoat for Nairobians.
‘Fine,’ I replied calmly even though deep down it wasn’t.
‘I owe you a lunch treat for this, there’s this awesome Sushi joint along…’ Wait! Did she just say a sushi joint? I tried taking sushi a couple of months ago, that was my first and last time. To me it tasted gross! How do people take raw salmon, tuna and all other things in that mix? HOW?
I still remember that fateful evening and how it makes me feel some type of way to date. I rarely try out new and strange foods. I love sticking to what works for me and what I know best but my nomad dragged me along and we found ourselves at Sushi Soo just close to Junction. Super ready and prepared to ‘eat.’
We were first served with hot water with some green leaves, I was later told it was Japanese tea. Tea? No sugar, no milk, no nothing. Just hot water. Honestly! That was new.
The most awaited food, SUSHI was finally unveiled. The arrangement was absolutely stunning. Super pleasing to the eye. But as soon as I took the first piece, I felt something else. I finally found the true meaning of that saying, all that glitters is not gold. That first piece marked my last time to ever try eating raw salmon and tuna, whichever I took. I gave up.
I salute all the people who can take sushi without feeling anything, as for me, just not my thing. But at least it was a lifetime experience.
‘…I can’t stand sushi but we shall try a different dish,’ I said as I pulled out my laptop ready for our meeting.
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