“Go for the peppahs!” She said to me as I was standing there, waiting for the omelette chef to ask me what I wanted; her thick north-eastern accent almost completely obscuring her message. “Peppahs will keep ya on ya toes all day!”
Strangely, I was not considering whether to have peppers. My thinking was to order a mushroom and Swiss omelette. But some deep need to be contrary just sprang forth in me. “I’ll take one with everything but the jalapeños, please.” I asked the chef as she turned to me.
“Do as you will.” The stranger said to me as she picked-up her plain fried eggs and left.
Wherever you are today, I hope you enjoyed your eggs your way!
Don Bergquist – August 24, 2014 – Piscataway, New Jersey, USA