Man Can’t Have an Octopus for Dinner
I lived in Rome for almost 2 years. I was living there on a study visa and later on got a 1-year work permit. The experience I had there will always stay in my heart. I returned to my home, California after two years.
When I was returning, I knew I am going to miss Rome. In the beginning, I was missing my home when I reached there. Then I made a lot of friends with whom I had the best time of my life. Rome is an exquisite city; every day was full of surprises and wonders.
I made a lot of friends in Rome, we loved being around each other. Staying in Rome made me realize I am fond of Italians and they like Americans as well. Everyone was warm and positive; I felt welcomed in my neighborhood. Life was very exciting and adventurous in Rome.
My friends taught me how to cook Italian food, they also made me try seafood. As a coupon of appreciation, I also treated them to some delicious American dishes.
When I was returning to California, we were not ready to let go of each other. Sadly, we bid farewell and promised to stay in touch. And I came back to my home. I was missing Rome, so I decided to eat seafood and send its pictures to my friends there. I went to a seafood restaurant and asked for the menu. I saw the octopus on the list and decided to try it. I had never tasted it.
So, I asked the waiter- “Can I have the octopus, please?
The waiter replied- Of course sir, but it will take at least 4 hours to cook it
I was shocked and asked the waiter- “How can it take 4 hours to cook an octopus?”
Waiter: “Because we cook them when they are alive, and they keep turning the gas off”