Kinda nice, since it has made going to McD's an event, as opposed to a quickie drive through which was a common occurance for us back in LA. Obesity avoidance of any kind is a good thing.
While munching on McNuggets and watching my girls navigate the tube-o-rama extravaganza (shoeless, of course), an 8 or 9 year old blonde Okie boy sporting an OU (University of Oklahoma) tee-shirt came up to me, stared me in the face and said I looked like Jackie Chan.
I'm thinking he must have just seen Rush Hour 2 on the DVD in his folks Ford F-150.
So, I played along. Oh, by the way, I'm a third generation American of Asian descent, but you can call me Oriental...I don't get riled up about such things.
OU kid - "Wow, I like you a lot."
Me - "Would you like an autograph?"
OU kid - "Sure"
I grab a napkin, write down a few scribbles and chicken scratches that may or may not have resembled kanji, and hand it to him. He's thrillled and runs off to show some adult that appears to belong to him, but is more interested in his cell phone than the kid.
While there is a growing population of Asians here in Oklahoma, I am one of two in our small town. The other one owns the Chinese restaurant, but he doesn't live here. So when he goes home for the night, I'm it.
And to prove how small the world is, he moved here from the same LA suburb that I grew up in.