I went to the 7-Eleven this morning, bought a few items. And the total price was $7.11. That tickled me.
In a lifetime of buying stuff at 7-Elevens, I never before spent exactly $7.11. Surely it would’ve stuck in my mind if I had.
I wanted to make a cute comment, so I sized up the cashier to see if I should. Maybe it would just embarrass us both.
Then I saw his name tag. “Biplob.” That’s the dude’s name. So then I became obsessed with that. Biplob?
Figured I’d best keep my mouth shut altogether.
But Biplob is now at the top of my list of strange immigrant names encountered while shopping. Previous champion: “Polycarp.”
Polycarp was an African guy. A cute white chick ahead of me in line actually flirted with him over his name. He said it was not an unusual name where he came from.
My heathen ass... I just found out Polycarp was a Christian martyr.
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