Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sureality Check

“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

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