I like to go into restaurants I've never tried before and eat new dishes. Usually it works out all right, but once in awhile, such as today, I get burned. I went into a Thai restaurant and ordered something called Kai Kua. It is a noodle dish with chicken, so I thought I was safe. Noodles and chicken, how can you screw that up?
Had I read the list of ingredients further, I would have seen that it also has calimari. With my first bite I knew something was wrong; it was rubbery and redolent of the sea. Upon closer examination I found pieces of tentacle among the noodles and chicken.
If I were in the position of Tom Hanks's character in Cast Away, I could eat octopus or squid. If it's a matter of eat octopus or die, that cephalopod is history. But in any situation less desperate, I'll pass.
I won't be going back to that restaurant, which is hardly fair -- it's not their fault I can't read a menu -- but that's the way it is.