Loan, a Vietnamese girl was giving cookies to other girls in class. I thought it was a fortune cookie, so I asked her to give me one. I got one but it was not a fortune cookie.
I ate that cookie. It smelled unfamiliar, so I asked her
“How did you make it?”
“With meat” she said.
The unfamiliar taste made sense new having learn that I had eaten meat.
I felt nauseated, because, I have never eaten meat. I ran to the rest room and vomited.
Later I came to the classroom. An, another Vietnamese girl realized what had happened.
She said, “The cookie was vegetarian food”
I asked “How come meat can be vegetarian food?”
She said, “The cookie was made with jack fruit”
She said, “Meat (Mít) means jack fruit in Vietnamese.”