1, 2, 3…..Go!

We are eating at the market in Oaxaca at a shared table with locals. We had noticed earlier that day that many vendors sell Chapolines, which are spicy roasted grasshoppers. The man next to Paula had just bought a bag from one of the many roaming vendors. Paula all of sudden asks him if they are bueno. 
“Si,” he replies, and tips the bag towards her and pours out a few in front of her. The entire table stops to watch as Paula’s face, upon realizing her predicament, turns several shades of red.
Chuckles erupt as Paula stutters out ” No, no, no, gracias!”  
It has little effect as everyone watches, expectantly.
“I will if you will, ” I say.
A dismayed Paula reaches with unsteady fingers…


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