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Smiley simulacrum: ginger iced tea June 11, 2012

Posted by Samuel Snoek-Brown in Food, Simulacra, Smiley.
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Smiley in a ginger iced tea. Noodle House Thai restaurant, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

This one is tricky and I almost didn’t see it. A few years ago, Jennifer and I were out to dinner with some friends of ours, Heidi and Rodney and their daughter Maeve, at a Thai restaurant in Abu Dhabi. One of us (I forget who) ordered a ginger iced tea with dinner, and when the waitress set it on the table, she placed a straw in front of the slender glass.

And then I saw it.

Two ice cubes were pressing against the inside of the glass, creating two tiny dark spot in all that gingery beige. And below them the curve of the glass reflected the white straw…. And viola! A smiley face!

Seriously, I see smileys everywhere! 🙂

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