Because I wanted to make salsa.
Because I went to two grocery stores to buy supplies. Because cilantro was nowhere to be found.
Because, when I got home, I said to my mother-in-law, “No one had cilantro”…
…and she answered, “I’ve never heard of that.”
*Update: I learned today that cilantro is the Spanish word for coriander, which is just a little bit confusing, since we have coriander in the US, too, but it’s the little seeds. So ok, England, I forgive you. For not having cilantro. Since, technically, you do. But I don’t forgive you for trying to sabotage my salsa by using confusing terminology.