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  • Actual conversation with dude working the McDonald's drive-thru window:

    Dude: "Where are you from?"
    Me: "Chicago."
    Dude: "Really? I thought maybe you were from Saudi Arabia or something like that."
    Me: "No, nothing that exotic."
    Dude: "But you wear that thing around your head...are you Arabic?"
    Me: "No."
    Dude: "Oh. But..."
    Me: "I'm Muslim."
    Dude: "Ok. So you don't eat pork."
    Me: "Right, I don't eat pork."
    Dude: "Did you need something?"
    Me: "Yes."
    Dude: "What do you need?"
    Me: "Ketchup."

    ...at which point I was handed an unusually large number of ketchup packets.
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