Thursday, April 14, 2011
Its just a sandwich.
I would like to share a story with my readers this evening. A story about a girl. A girl and her sandwich. So tonight I had a rare treat on my hands, about an hour and a half all to myself and the ability to choose whatever I wanted to eat for dinner. Oh the agony of choice. Chinese? Nah just had it. EJ's? good, organic, but expensive. Maritime? Greasy. Could go to Rockland but thats most likely more greasy nasty stuff, could go home, but then I have to make something. So the logical choice would be *drum roll please* Subway. Its one minute from my house, fairly healthy and quite cheap and also usually pretty quick. Into the parking lot and up the crickety wooden stairs I go, a nice lady leaves the door open for me, and *inhales* mmmmmmmmmm love that fresh baked bread smell. Up to the counter, where a young girl and her father are ordering sandwiches for their whole family. Perfect, just enough time to look at the menu and decide what I...... *looks up*.....Oh dear. The menu! BLAST THAT MENU. More decisions! Alright now, were going for healthy ish right? So as I look at the menu I must evaluate what is OK and what is not. Lets list a few shall we? Meatball? Definitely not an option. Cheesy, saucy, messy, and veggies are hard to place. Steak and cheese? Another no, more melty cheesy goodness and again, hard to place veggies on this one other than onions and peppers. Sweet onion chicken teriyaki? A possibility, could be made more on the healthy side, but have you ever eaten one of those? Messy is an understatement. Sweet lord I can NOT have a breakdown in the middle of a Subway! This can not happen. Its just a damn sandwich! More choices. Turkey? Too healthy. Ham? Got 1/2lb of that in my lunch-meat drawer at home. Veggie? Yeah right THATS gonna happen. I scan a little to the right, about to turn on my tails and make a break for the door, when I look up and there it is. Staring me in the face. How could I have forgotten about you? Chicken Salad of COURSE! OK so yes it has mayo, but I probably would have put mayo on my sandwich anyways, and mixed in with the chicken is less mess. Chicken is nice lean meat after all, thats on the healthy SIDE and still tasty, plus it eliminates the need for cheese, hell ill swap mayo for cheese any day. And I have chosen my sandwich, I did not have to make a run for it after all. I inhale again and step up to the counter as the nice lady smiles and greets me with a "What can I get for you today?". "Ill have a footlong chicken salad on...." BREAD. Crap.