Thursday, December 15, 2005
An entire day of wandering exhaustedly through Skokie and Niles, attempting to fill the random wishlists of unimaginative relatives. By about 2:00, I was low on blood sugar and losing interest in the entire holiday season, so I parked at the food court and ate Arby's. This gave me plenty of time to observe the Cajun Grill, manned by several Chinese employees, next door to some Chinese fast food place, also manned by Chinese employees. The Cajun Grill was advertising their typically Cajun special: Bourbon Chicken. The Chinese place also had a special: Bour Bon Chicken. I find it remarkable that a Chinese dish has almost exactly the same name as a Cajun dish, and they were both on special in the same food court on the same day. What are the odds?