If nothing else at least we can be assured Elena Kagan has a sense of humor. During today’s hearings Sen. Lindsey Graham asked Kagan, in relation to a question about the Christmas Day Bomber, “where were you on Christmas day?” Responded Kagan, to a deserved round of applause: “You know, like all Jews, I was probably at a Chinese restaurant.” Point Kagan.
I can top that. I didn't just spend Christmas Day at a Chinese restaurant. I spend every day at a "Chinese Restaurant." My life is a "Chinese Restaurant!"
Let me explain. I am referring to a segment from the Seinfeld episode, The Chinese Restaurant. The Chinese Restaurant revolves around protagonist Jerry and his friends Elaine Benes and George Costanza waiting for a table at a Chinese restaurant, on their way to see Plan 9 from Outer Space. Unable to get a table, they loiter and talk, while George tries to use the phone that is constantly being used by another customer and Jerry sees a woman he recognizes. At one point in the episode, Mr. Cohen, a regular, gets a table right away despite the fact that Jerry and company have been waiting for some time.
Mr. Cohen (enters): Hey, what stinks in here?
Bruce (laughing): Mr. Cohen! Haven't seen you for a couple of weeks.
Mr. Cohen: Well, I've been looking for a better place.
Bruce: Better place... Want a table?
Mr. Cohen: No, just bring me a plate and I'll eat here.
Bruce (laughing): Give him a plate and you eat here... Come on, I give you a table.
Jerry: Excuse me... we've been waiting here. Now, I KNOW we were ahead of that guy, he just came in.
Bruce: Oh no, Mr. Cohen always here.
Elaine: He's always here? What does that mean? What does that mean?
Bruce: Oh, Mr. Cohen, very nice man. He live on Park Avenue.
Elaine: Where am I? Is this a dream? What in God's name is going on here?!
My world is an upside-down affair of inexplicable events, odd coincidences, and incredible explanations that seem to have no basis in reason or common sense. Yes, where am I?