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White Meat or Dark Meat?

I recently ate at my local El Pollo Loco. I love the chicken, unless it’s overcooked. With this particular meal, the thigh and leg were so good, my mouth waters at the memory.

The other thing I remembered was placing my order. I knew I wanted a two-piece combo, and I had to decide if I wanted leg and thigh or breast and wing.

I told the order-taker, “I’ll have a two-piece combo, dark meat.”

He looked at me and asked, “Is that the leg and thigh or the breast and wing?”

I looked stunned. This guy was clearly in his 20s — a millennial — so he had to know the difference between dark meat and white meat, right? Today is Thanksgiving. If he’s eating turkey, won’t somebody ask him if he wants white meat or dark meat?

I asked my daughter if he knew which was which. She responded, “I’m a vegetarian.”

I said, “I asked if you knew the difference, not if you ate the difference.”

She didn’t know.

Sigh. Millennials. Go figure, and have a happy Thanksgiving.

Until next time! Use the right words!


November 23, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Uh, I’m a Boomer, not a Millennial, and I couldn’t tell you which is light or dark, either.


    Comment by Owen KL | November 27, 2017 | Reply

    • I have found that increasingly so. Just goes to show that my logic is sometimes faulty. Thanks for reading and commenting.


      Comment by usingtherightwords | November 27, 2017 | Reply

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