12/02/2013

The Pick Stops Here or Breakfast of Champion Trippers


Every time I get a sandwich at the deli in the food court at work, after wrapping it, they stick those little party toothpicks through it and I think:  silly, what do they need those for?  They're stylish enough if you want to strike a pose with one in your teeth, sure, but otherwise?

After getting a breakfast sandwich this morning, I started back toward the office and tripped!  This sent my sandwich sliding several feet ahead.  As I sheepishly scooped it up, I was delighted to see it was intact.

Now I get it.


19 comments:

Girl Interrupted said...

I've never purchased a sandwich that had a toothpick in it.

And, frankly, now I feel cheated!

Chris said...

I thought for sure you were going to say, "...I tripped and POKED MY EYE WITH THE SILLY LITTLE BUGGER." But you didn't. You had a very positive message today, and that positively makes me more positive than I was prior to perusing your positively positive post.

Dale said...

You should feel cheated, it's like you're a girl interrupted without this experience, Girl Interrupted.

Chris, I did it for you. In that split second when I tripped, I decided to catch myself from falling and ruining this post for you.

Cora said...

So, pretty much every time someone has put a toothpick in my sandwich it was because they took one look at me and thought 'klutz'? Rude. Accurate, but rude.

That Janie Girl said...

I think I've been ripped off.

Those are quite decorative, I might imagine.

Of course, trees are unknown entities here in the West of Texas.

Someone might think a decorated toothpick is but a sapling and plant it.

Stranger things have happened out here, but that's another story entirely! Nice to meet you!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's just a good thing that you didn't order the oatmeal. Unless of course there was somebody around with a camera phone.

Dale said...

Cora, sometimes you gotta be cruel to be kind. Klutz!

Janie you have been ripped off most certainly. That was the least strange thing to happen to me yesterday. I ended up hooked up to a Holter monitor by the end of the day, lol. Nice to meet you too.

That, even I would have enjoyed watching Barbara!

Soda and Candy said...

Hahaha. Love it. I knew they were there to hold it together, but I always panic I'm going to accidentally eat it, so I take it out too early and end up spilling sandwich contents everywhere.

Also your spam detector just called me a sitenHo. RUDE.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I also thought this was leading to loss of an important appendage or eyeball, so WHEW! In NYC my lunch always came with toothpicks holding it together. Complete with the little baton of coloured film on top to...I don't know....make it pretty? I never got the gist of the little twist of film on top. Is it a secret government surveillance thing? Who knows? Or indeed, cares!

Dale said...

Sorry about that Soda and Candy, I shouldn't have told the spam detector you were coming! :-)

It could be a government plot Vegetable Assassin or a tiny camera designed to broadcast your eating habits to a whole habitat filled with other toothpicks.

words...words...words... said...

I am glad that this story did not end with a toothpick turning your eyeball into a festively decorated olive.

I'm very grateful for the little bit of colored cellophane, because it acts like those red lights at the top of an airport control tower. I am fairly certain that were it to be omitted, I'd stick a toothpick through the roof of my mouth.

Dale said...

So the fancy bit at the top does serve a distinct purpose WWW, so glad to hear it. I'm sure I'll have another mishap or two before long so stay tuned for further tales.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

If only you'd asked me.

I could've told you that the sandwich toothpicks are designed especially for clumsy sandwich carriers.

They were designed by the same guy that dreamed up those little Barbie end tables that hold the cheese on pizzas in place while it slides around inside a car with a stoned delivery driver.

Dale said...

I should have just asked you Miss Lady! The Barbie end tables comment made me laugh pretty hard!

Coaster Punchman said...

I'm not even going to read the other comments before asking whatever happened to the Korean Bagel Lady.

Dale said...

She packed up and off to a motel she bought outside of town. It has the local groundhog nearby and her place is named after it. If the groundhog doesn't show one of these years, I'd check the breakfast buffet!

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I would like to meet (read: just see a photo of) anyone who becomes a platinum rewards member that that Groundhog Motel. Imagine the perks!

Dale said...

I'll have to chronicle my adventures with the new bagel people but they definitely pale in comparison. I'm signing you up for that Rewards card Lady!

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