"I say, 'Hi, how are you?'
"He says, 'I'm good, how are you?'
"I smile and give him some generic answer."
"Then he asks me, 'What's a Cornish hen?’
"Thinking he's referring to the 'Cornish' part, I start to say, 'It's a breed of hen. They're smaller than regular ones, and I think they come from Cornwall in England.'
"He shakes his head. 'No, what's a HEN?'
"I stop. I stare. The guy standing behind him stares."
"I tell him, 'It's a chicken? A female chicken?'
"He nods. 'Oh, OK. Is it any good?'
"I tell him, 'Yeah, it's delicious, you should definitely get one,’ all the while thinking, 'How the hell do you get to 18 without ever hearing the word 'hen'?"
"I never got an answer." -- Ali Weisman