We love this review for Greektown Gyros, submitted yesterday by “John”:
Being in my 30’s I have had over 2000 gyros in my life. This bar none is the best in Chicago! Good cheese fries, and the greek food is a good vaule.
The implications are staggering! Let’s say John has indeed been eating gyros for thirty years. A total consumption of two thousand gyros over that length of time comes to around one gyro a week. This is a lot, obviously, but not impossible. Not even improbable. But John’s language implies that a once-a-week gyro is as normal and expected as a 60 beat-per-minute heart rate. If you replaced “being” with “since I am,” it is easier to see John’s assertion. In John’s world, someone in their 20s would be expected to have eaten twelve to fifteen hundred gyros, while someone in their 70s would be pushing five thousand. Our personal count is somewhere in the dozens, and given John’s certitude about normal gyro consumption, we feel downright inadequate. Resolved: to eat a gyro at least once a quarter, possibly starting at Greektown Gyros itself.
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