But today one of our freshly vacationed returnees left some Hunanese treat that appears to be single-serving sachets of chili-oil infused Neoprene. Sad to say, this is far more typical of what tends to appear in the pantry than any decadent truffles. As my colleagues continue to filter back into the office after the golden week, we'll all get treated to a nonstop buffet of bizarrely spiced tree bark, dried marmot's feet with anise, squid chips, fennel-dusted dung wasp pupae and BBQ flav-r creek leeches.
A word of advice...its all about training and management.
A colleague recently visited the USA (see previous post) and she asked me what I wanted.
"Jolly Ranchers" was my reply, satisfied my two years of constant training has begun to take effect.
"Huh? Write it down for me" she requested. To which, I dutifully complied.
When she returned...she presented me with a 5 lb bag of Jolly Ranchers. FIVE frickin' pounds! Everyone else gets chili neoprene.
Then, when she went to ChongQing over the May holiday, she asked, 'What do you need from ChongQing?' Some mapo dofu mix, so we can make it at home. Can't get a decent mapo dofu sauce here in GZ. When she returned, she presented me with 10 pouches of sauce purchased at a ChongQing grocery outlet. Our Hunanese aiyee approved of the choice...
It's all about training and management.