It’s that time of the year we get to have another excuse to mass eat and drink without shame in carb-heaven America. We came up with the top ten Lao’dest conversations we’ve heard over the dinner table. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Little Laos on the Prairie!
1) YOUR MOM’S TRIP TO LAOS THAT YOU STILL HAVEN’T PAID FOR.
“Have you seen how developed it is there, louk? They even have one real mall! Just like America!”
2) BRINGING YOUR UNCLE TO GET BLACK FRIDAY DEALS.
“Uncle Boun needs to know where you’re getting the deal for my next flatscreen!”
3) IT’S TURKEY LAAB, AGAIN. SHUT UP.
“Can’t we just have real roast turkey for once, mae?”
“It’s not as good. Lao food wins, OK? Just eat the laab!”
4) JOIN YOUR AUNTIE’S MULTILEVEL MARKETING SCHEME.
“Auntie just wants to help you become a millionaire, honey. If you get 5 of your friends to join the gold circle with us, we’ll all be rich and get to go to Laos every year!”
5) YOUR UNCLE’S SECOND WIFE IN LAOS.
“Uncle Boun is alone in Laos again for three months. How do you feel about that Auntie Keo?”
“Oh, he’s not alone.”
6) COMPARING YOU TO THE BETTER COUSIN.
“When you going to be like your cousin Khamdee? He bought his mom a car, a house and trips. He even has one of those master’s degrees in Fi-Los-Sop-Phy— I think it’s called. What you get me? A discount necklace from Kay Jewelers!”
7) DRINKS, PLEASE.
“I need 20 cases of Heineken. And don’t forget the Remy and Hennessy. Super size only.”
8) GOT CASH FOR THIS CARD GAME?
“Mae lost the last card game. I need more one’s to keep going. Can I borrow from you? I’ll pay you back sometime in the next 30 years.”
9) GET MARRIED ALREADY.
“Mae don’t care who you marry now. Just put a ring on it and make me a grandchild! I’ll probably die tomorrow before I see you pop one!”
10) ABOUT THAT WEIGHT.
“Wow you got BIG since I last saw you! Eating good? No diet?”
Can you relate? Chime below.