“Born in the USAAAA, Born in the USAAAA,” sang the 18-year-old on the mic, strumming his out of tune guitar. “Dikra*” said the old man as he got off the makeshift stage, “Why don’t you sing another song, maybe something Bollywood? My customers are not interested in listening that you were born in the USA while having their bun maska*. If you sing in this manner, my remaining few customers will run away.” “Don’t worry chacha* your customers won’t run away; I take feedback very seriously,” replied the teenager.
The next day…
“Born in the Bollywoooooooood.” The old man simply shook his head while collecting the next order.
*Meaning of some of the words:
Dikra- Boy or Son
Bun maska- Bun and butter (popular in many Irani Cafes)
The photo prompt is by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at the Friday Fictioneers. The word prompt (manner) is by GirlieOnTheEdge at Six Sentence Stories.
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