Recently I was eating out with my best friend and his family. We were eating at a sushi bar. Some work colleagues of M’s stopped by the table and one of them commented “Wow, your kids will eat sushi. My kids won’t even eat tuna fish sandwiches.”
M commented, “Their Godfather (pointing to me) makes them try everything. And it just so happens that they enjoyed this dish”. He introduced me to his friends and the comment from his colleague’s wife was “I want an Asian Godfather. You and A are lucky”.
I didn’t know we were a commodity. I did not think of her comment as a compliment.