The foreigner asked the manager-cum-cook-cum- salesman – “Cook Muslim?”
“ehhh…. no…”‘, replied the manager-cum-cook-cum-salesman.
“…” . The foreigner did not care to reply back. Just moved on ..
When i asked the manager-cum-cook-cum-salesman what did the foreigner mean by ‘cook muslim’ , he replied – ” i don’t know..may be he wanted to know if the cook is a muslim.. or may be he wanted non-veg food.”
Apparently , some foreigners are particular about what non veg cuisine are they being served. They know why Mughlai food is famous.
Meanwhile, the manager-cum-cook-cum-salesman waived at the next-to-next shop to another manager-cum-cook-cum-salesman and pointed him the foreigner walking by.
While explaining ‘cook muslim?’ to me the manager-cum-cook-cum-salesman just made an indirect sale.
Pahadganj is all about International Marketing. They sell anything and everything to the foreigners.