September 13, 2006

Ode to the half sandwich

I know, I'm a pain in the ass.....

Like so many people, I like a sandwich for lunch.....

But it's not enough.... and by not enough, I don't mean volume -- no, I mean variety.

See, if I order/make a whole sandwich -- I do, I eat the whole thing.... because it's there and it looks good and you shouldn't waste food..... but not because I'm hungry or because I want the whole thing. I much prefer to have a half sandwich with a cup of soup, some chips, some fruit or some other accompaniment..... but not too many places offer that.

Some restaurants claim to offer a "lunch special" that says that they'll give you "half a sandwich" and your choice of soup, salad, whatever..... but their half a sandwich is freakin' huge -- much bigger than a whole sandwich I'd make at home.... and they wonder why we are all fat?

I was so excited to discover that the cafeteria in my new building sells half sandwiches..... and they are real half sandwiches!

Now, if I could only get them to sell a half a bagel and a half a muffin (the top half of course), I'd be in business.


Aunt P said...

I agree! a 1/2 sandwich along with a cup of soup is perfect, especially now that fall/winter is right around the corner!

Sue said...

Our cafeteria sells half sandwiches too, but unfortunately they're a little sad looking.

But you're right - a half sandwich with some soup makes a great lunch!

Wasn't there a Seinfeld episode with Elaine and muffin tops?

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