A "Seinfield" Moment

Do your remember the show "Seinfeld"? One of My FaVoRiTeS! Sometimes, things will happen and my mom and I will say that is like "Seinfeld".

Remember the "soup nazi"...


well, I think I have a relationship with the "sushi nazi".

I have my "seasons" when I love a good, fresh piece of sushi. So sometimes for lunch I will run into our grocery store that has fresh sushi bar and pick me up some California rolls. MAYBE, I have long "seasons" b/c the sushi oriental man knows me and when I come up he says " TO THE LEFT.. CA ROLLS THERE!"

However, this day I felt like expanding my horizons...tasting something different...so instead of quickly picking up my CA rolls I glanced around to the different types of sushi.

He quickly said AGAIN " To THE LEFT...CA ROLLS THERE"...I nicely replied.."Oh I am just looking...maybe I will try something different today." He REPLIED AGAIN..."NO...CA ROLLS TO YOUR LEFT...pointing with his little cutting knife." I kinda of chuckled....AGAIN..."CA ROLLS to YOUR LEFT..RIGHT THERE...You LIKE CA ROLLS".

So I slowly grabbed my USUAL and left. I went to the dairy section and picked up some milk...I thought "Wait a Minute...I don't want CA rolls today"...so I slowly went around the store hoping he was on BREAK.!

Came up to the counter again..there he was....I said "hello"....He looked at me sternly and said "Hello.".....I didn't know what to do...so I kept on walking with my CA rolls.....

CRAzy!!!!! crAZY!


Have you ever had a "MOMENT" like this????

55 comments:

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh, that is so funny! I can just imagine this little scenario playing out, and know I would have done just the same thing as you! :) I have never had a California roll before...I hope they tasted all right for you, even though it wasn't what you wanted! Maybe next time, he'll have the day off! :)

Our Complete Family said...

Oh my goodness! This is even more funny to me b/c when I have instances like this out and about and am with my hubby I always mimic the 'Soup Nazi' since Seinfeld is one of his fav all time shows!
Well, I hope they were yummy!
That is truly a belly laugh story you shared girly!!! ;)
Happy day wishes~ Les

Mimi Sue said...

That sounds like something I'd do. Why is that? I do love CA rolls. Mimi

:Jan the crazy lady: said...

Love the soup Nazi. Love it....

That is so funny. Of course I have moments like that. I am crazy remember :)

Mother Hood said...

HA! I LOVE sushi. And now my three year old loves it too. Only I don't let him eat the raw stuff, in case there's some "bug" in it.

I'll hit up the local grocer in a pinch. Ya know when I really have a hankerin' for sushi, but can't make it to a restaurant.

If I were you, I'd tell him it's for your friend. And she prefers the spicy tuna roll! ;)

Denise said...

That's hilarious!!!

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

i can't believe that happened. it is so seinfeld! hilarious.

Becky said...

LOL, that cracks me up! I love Seinfeld, the wit and sarcasm are so me.

I think in your situation I would have taken the CA rolls and the new choice then left the CA rolls at the register claiming I decided I didn't need both. Then a courtesy clerk would have to take them back.

OR...

Ask a stranger to go pick up the new choice for me and meet me in the pet food isle. Thats what George would do ;-)

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Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

This post cracked me up!!! You LIKE Ca Rolls!!!

Nothing else for you!!!

Love the soup nazi.

April said...

That has me cracking up this morning! I love that "Seinfeld" episode and I can just see it all being played out in my head! Come on now, don't let the "Sushi Nazi" intimidate you! ;)

Carrie said...

So funny!

duchess said...

That is funny. I guess you could have gotten both.

missy said...

hahaha!!!! way to funny!!!!
that show will live on forever at our house!!!
it is on as repeats all the time and the hubby never gets tired of watching them over and over!!!

At Home In Georgia said...

Thanks for making me laugh first thing this morning!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is soooo funny!!!
We always talk in "Sienfield" around here-I am Elaine, the bad dancer...my husband will just say, Elaine, and I know he is refering to me!"

I call my husband the Soup Nazi because he is always telling me what to do about cooking-he is usually right...but he will drive me crazy making a point about it!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so funny...he is intimidating. NO?? :)
You made me laugh out loud....I LOVE Seinfeld. The girls and I still watch it sometimes...it never gets old.

Smelling Coffee said...

This made me laugh! The soup Nazi is one of my favorite Seinfield episodes. And now you have your very own Sushi Nazi. Sorry that as long as he's there, they'll be "No Sushi for you!" :-)

LuLu said...

LOL!!! yes I have. Isn't is so crazy we go along with it... i have know idea why i don't speak up sometimes but i would have done the same thing!! Sushi and I are best friends and Go back and try something new.. It's all so good!!!
yummm,
LuLu

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Oh, MY! That is too funny! I totally get it...I don't stand up for myself very well.

Darlene said...

That is just cracking me up!! We love Seinfeld and that episode is hilarious!

theArthurClan said...

I would have done the same as you...otherwise he might have started yelling "NO CA ROLLS FOR YOU!"

That was hilarious Sandy Toes!

Tara said...

I can just picture the guy in my head saying that to you! There was a Subway by my old office and we called them the "sandwich nazis" because if you did not know exactly what you wanted and quickly they were irritated! I would find myself rehearsing my order in my head before I got to the order line! Funny how we let these people intimidate us!

Yarni Gras! said...

my husband and I loved that episode! We STILL say 'soup nazi' but we also put other words in place of 'soup.' The kids think it is funny so they've started to do it too. When we are out and about, people think we are nuts.

Moi said...

hilarious! A sushi nazi! NO SUSHI FOR YOU!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

LOL! Oh, yes, I always fall prey to the Soup Nazis of the world, too! ;-) Pricless story!

XO,

Sheila

Sarah said...

Yes! We have a soup nazi in town! You can try the soup but she always looks at you like you were there at 4am with her and you should KNOW what is in the soup! Sometimes the name just doesn't give it away!
Next time, walk up and ask for spicy tuna and see if he falls off the counter in shock that you know of something else! (They are my favorite sushi!!)
Don't let the sushi nazi take away your adventure! ;)

Jboo said...

That is funny!! I probably would have made up a story that I was buying some other things for someone else!

Janet

Anonymous said...

I have had my Seinfelt moments many times sunriseside

Joanna said...

Too funny! I never did watch Seinfield. So I can't really relate to the moment, but I do go to the store lot's to get my usual whatever and think I'll try something different, I never do, because I am worried I won't like it, maybe I should take a chance and step outside my little bubble! *smiles*

The Blonde Duck said...

No soup for you!

Daphine said...

Hysterically LOL! Oh goodness! Did this guy not understand English or what? LOL!

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Blue Castle said...

I'm laughing! So funny. :) And I so remember Seinfeld. My husband and I watched the seasons on DVD when they came out. The soup nazi was one of the funniest.

An Accomplished Woman said...

I think Sushi is kind of intimidating. I can totally see that happening.

So funny!!! Are you allowed back?

Cynthia

Auds at Barking Mad said...

That's hilarious.

I've never had sushi before even the kind with no actual raw fish in it (am I mistaken, or is that called Sushimi?), so I can't relate on that level, but I do recall a time from when I was little; we had a bakery we used to LOVE to go to. I'd get the same exact thing every time. A plain buttermilk donut with NO glaze or frosting. Loved those things, and ONLY from this bakery.

One day I suddenly decided I wanted to try a raspberry filled cruller and the man who owned the bakery was insistent that I wanted a buttermilk bar. He really did NOT want to sell me the cruller. I was only 12 I think, and I bought the buttermilk bar but I had my mom go back in and get me the cruller just because I wanted it to so badly!

Oh and that Seinfeld episode...Best one EVER!

jennykate77 said...

Too funny! We quote Seinfeld a lot around our house...Soup Nazi is one of our favorite episodes. I don't think I've actually had a nazi-ish experience, but we joke about it alot. I too LOVE me some CA Rolls! YUMM-O! You just made me super hungry for some sushi!

Mignon said...

Yes, not quite as stern perhaps, but yes. We have this Chinese restaurant we go to and have gone to for 22 or so years and we have pretty much refined our meal there to Mandarin Chicken, Shrimp Fried Rice, one extra order of eggrolls, one coke, one sprite, and one diet coke. Well, I quit drinking diet cokes, but she still brings me a diet coke..........on the otherhand, the owner has agreed to give the recipes for our dinner when they retire and close. So, we establish these connections and in your case the fella might not speak much English or he just wants to be sure you are happy and come back. I think there is a slight difference in culture with the whole you getting California rolls and me getting diet coke when neither of us want it, lol, but I think they mean well........

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

LOL...that is so funny!!

I am a total Seinfeld buff and have seen just about every episode ever released. That one is one of my favs.

Isn't funny how people can make you feel uncomfortable like that....I love CA Rolls, but have started venturing out and trying other things too.....try the tuna rolls, LOVE THEM!!

D. Marie said...

lol! my fiance and I love watching Seinfield together!! What a great story! I love reading your blog! :)

Katie said...

I just tried the CA rolls for the first time they aren't bad. Your funny!! I would have cracked up laughing.

Kristy said...

That is too funny!! But did you ever think that maybe he knew something you did not!!! Thats kind a scary huh!!! There just might have been a reason he wanted you to ONLY eat the CA rolls!!! By the way , I love those things!!

Love, Kristy

southern queen bee said...

Funny. Once I called in an order at a near by place. She could not understand me,nor I her. So my coworkers laughed really hard when I got back to work with three bags of food. I told the lady I only ordered one dinner, she said "Oh no lady you order five." So not to cause a scene I paid for it and gave everyone at work lunch...Missy

Liz said...

That was too funny!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

This just made me laugh out loud!

wife.mom.nurse said...

LOL! Love this story!

nikkicrumpet said...

ROFL....that is so freaking funny! I guess I would have let him intimidate me into CA rolls and I don't even eat raw fish! I used to go to a little family run fast food place in Utah called Daily freeze. I always ordered a large coke half full of ice (they had the yummy crushed ice) It got to the point that if they saw me pull around to the drive up lane they would just bring out my coke before I even made it to the window. On days I actually wanted something else like food or something I felt to guilty to ask them to go back in and place an order. I learned that if I wanted food I had to hit the walk up window stealthy like so they didn't see me coming first. I'm pretty sure that's where I developed my "Killer Ninja skills"!

It' an Evolution said...

That is hysterical...definately a Sushi Nazi!

Janet

ps my husband was the soup nazi for Halloween this year.

Angela said...

That is my favorite seifeld episode! I have had a similiar moment to that in the nail salon when the vietnamese woman refused to put the color pink I wanted over my french manicure. She had me hostage and just refused saying, "No. You not want that".
I avoided her from there on out. Too funny!

RosyRose said...

What a funny funny story~I had to read it to my husband it was so funny! I could almost see it:)! Maybe next time you will have to wear shades and a wig if you wanna try a new item:)!!!

AndreaLeigh said...

haha! he really wanted you to have those california rolls.

i love salad rolls; ever had them? they use cucumber instead of rice.

Screaming Meme said...

You made my stomach hurt I was laughing so hard! I love Seinfeld...I watch it every night and have all of them taped! I love The Soup Nazi one...It is so funny! Thanks for this post...It got me out of my funk!

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Nathanael said...

We have a lady at our homeschool co-op that we refer to as the "salad nazi". She has rules about her salad serving, and we have to obey if we want a salad. It's the only food there except pizza, so we all play along. We're trapped. What can I say? That guy sounds like my son's violin teacher who demands that we do certain things.. like he's the customer!! crazy..

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Pam D said...

Sandy, that is hilarious! You definitely need to come up with a "Plan B"! Maybe you could tell the chef that you ADORE his CA rolls but would like advice on branching out. Solicit his opinion, and he just might turn you on to something really special! (unless it has squid; sorry, but I hate squid. I do.. I can't help but to think of Squidward in Spongebob..).

isk8jewel said...

That is too funny! Completely like the soup Nazi. LOL.