During this week's trivia contest, Trivia Guy asked a question about where a flag with a white Bauhinia blakeana flower on a red background would fly. The obvious answer is a flagpole, but we knew that wasn't what he was looking for, so we took a guess at what countries had recently become sovereign.
I'm not sure what our final answer was, but I think it was one of the 'new' eastern European countries.
We were wrong. It was Hong Kong.
Asian Girl on our Team(after hearing the answer): Oh. I saw that flag all over the place when I was there.
Me: Wait. You've seen that flag and we still missed the question?
Girl: I thought it was a red flower on a white background. Maybe I was getting it confused with Japan. Isn't their flag a red circle on a white background?
Girl: What is that red circle supposed to be anyway?
Me: Um. The sun.
Me: Yeah. Because of the whole 'Land of the Rising Sun' thing.
Me: Japan is known as the Land of the Rising Sun. You've never heard that before?
Me: You are the worst Asian ever.
Girl: But . . .
Me (interrupting): Worst. Asian. Ever.