HERE IS THE TABASCO SAUCE!

My wife Jane and I had invited our friend Alberto Castro to dinner at an Italian restaurant in San Diego. We have enjoyed Alberto's friendship for many years. Alberto is Mexican; he was born in the state of Tabasco and now lives in Tijuana.

The word "Tabasco" must have come up during the conversation, because we were surprised and amused when the waiter suddenly approached our table and said:

"Here is the Tabasco sauce that you ordered."

Olmeca effigy at Parque La Venta in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico.
Olmeca effigy at Parque La Venta in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico.