Subliminal messages are prevalent in advertising. But, did you know they go so far as Street Signs too? EVERY street sign in New York City uses UPPER and lower case except for one. You may think it’s a coincidence. But it’s not. I don’t believe that there is any such thing as coincidences. No. This street name is all CAPitalized for a reason. It’s an Acronym. It’s meant to be a sign. A calling card. A beacon, for those who know the secret. The secret code. If you think the street naming was an accident, it was no accident. It served a very clear purpose.
It’s a street sign in Chinatown. Its meaning is clear.
The Street is MOTT Street. And the acronym stands for Members Of The Tribe. And on Mott Street you will find literally HUNDREDS of Chinese restaurants.
Members Of The Tribe Mee-t here! This is YOUR promised land. The food you’ve been patiently waiting for for over a thousand years. Chinese food. Chicken soup for the Jewish soul.
Being Jewish (being “a Jew”) means you’re a Member Of The Tribe (a M-O-T-T). The Tribe started with a couple named Abraham and Sarah about 4,000 years ago. It grew over time, and it’s still here today. You can become part of the Jewish tribe in two ways: By being born to a Jewish mother or by joining through a series of rituals (called converting). Eating LOTS of Chinese food doesn’t make you a Jew. It just helps you fit in better 😉
So many Chinese restaurants to try; So little time. But there is time. A lifetime. A veritable smorgasbord of options. If you can find it anywhere, you’ll find it here. Down on MOTT Street.
BTW, one of the Chinese restaurants on MOTT Street is:
And now you know the rest of the story!
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
—Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)