- NYT David Brooks: ‘Recently I took a friend with only a high school degree to lunch. Insensitively, I led her into a gourmet sandwich shop. Suddenly I saw her face freeze up.. we ate Mexican ‘
New York Times columnist David Brooks described taking a friend with ‘only a high school degree’ to a Mexican restaurant after she was ‘anxious’ about his first choice, a gourmet sandwich eatery, because of the confusing words on the menu.
From his column published on Tuesday titled, ‘How We Are Ruining America’:
‘Recently I took a friend with only a high school degree to lunch. Insensitively, I led her into a gourmet sandwich shop,’ the piece read.
‘Suddenly I saw her face freeze up as she was confronted with sandwiches named “Padrino” and “Pomodoro” and ingredients like soppressata, capicollo and a striata baguette.
‘I quickly asked her if she wanted to go somewhere else and she anxiously nodded yes and we ate Mexican.’
In other words, don’t be insensitive like Brooks. If you know your friend has only a high-school degree, take him to the nearest Mexican restaurant or a taco truck. As far as going to gourmet sandwich place or fine dining restaurant, forget it. It would just confuse and overwhelm your friend, right David?