Recently, over lunchuh, what were you eating that this came up?
Sorry I don't recall what we were eating and if it even had anything to do with it. In fact, I had the event at the back of my mind for a while trying to remember that the 20 something had said and could not remember... getting old I suppose
[you have to know that in Arabic we do not have a "p" so "Peter" is "BuTrus"]
Once I was eating hummus at the hospital and one of the counselors pointed out what it was. He said the first time he had seen it, a Syrian doctor was eating it and insisted he have some. When he asked what it was, the doctor said "It's good. It's made from bees." Not wanting to eat insects, he tried to resist, but was forced to have some. And he liked it.
A few weeks later, he saw another Syrian doctor eating hummus, but this doctor grew up in America. When he asked for some of the "bee dip," the doctor looked at him as if he was crazy.
"I know that. It's made from bees," he insisted.
After looking puzzled for awhile, the doctor replied, "No. Peas."