Jam and Bread

Submitted by George Simons, http://www.diversophy.com

Being an interculturalist for most of my life, I should know better, however a few years ago we were having a potluck picnic to celebrate Easter and I called up a Peruvian friend who lived nearby to ask what she might bring. She volunteered to bring “jam and bread.” I thought this a little strange for an Easter holiday picnic, but of course said yes.

Meanwhile I shopped for the essentials, a honey baked ham, some good sweet potatoes, scallions, wine, etc.

When Sunday came along, I heard her pull into the driveway and went to the window wiping my hands from the cooking. I was just about to go out and help her when I saw her extract from the trunk (boot) of her car a ham identical to the one that I had warming in the oven — I quickly took it from the oven and hid it in the closet. So much for “JAM and bread.”

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