Meal Plan

I was in the cafeteria getting a plate. There’s a glass wall between me and the food, and the cook has to serve everything. I point at some yellow stuff and ask for squash.

The cook looks at me oddly and says that’s collared greens.

I ask, “The yellow stuff?” It’s obviously squash.

The guy winced. A moment later he said, “Yes, that’s squash. Sorry. I thought you were pointing at something else.” He looked very embarassed.

I felt sorry for the guy because I’ve done that a million times. It’s probably the cook-version of saying ‘you too’ after someone tells you to enjoy your meal. It’s a little weird to think about the other perspective.

The squash was good.

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