So this morning I came to work with a lot on my mind. I parked the car in the garage underneath the building, walked to the far steps under the Rebecca’s where I buy my morning coffee. I usually don’t go this way, but I wanted to get a breakfast sandwich and the earnest guy at the starbucks stand in front of Rebecca’s always pours my coffee as I’m walking up, so I didn’t want to pump fake him and walk by him. and then end up with cold coffee.
My plan all worked up to the point that I got to the grill to make my order. Most mornings I have a hardboiled egg that my wife prepares every few days in bulk with that coffee. The few times a month I get breakfast here in the Rebecca’s when I don’t have (or forgot to grab) an hardboiled egg, I get a bacon, egg and pepperjack cheese sandwich on wheat toast.
I walked up to the grill and was greeted by “Hey Buddy, what can I get you today?”
I responded, “paper”
He looked at me funny and I said, “Wow that did not come out as intended”
He looked at me and smiled and said, “Buddy I can get you paper, its got lots of fiber and whatnot.”
3 people around me all started laughing. “Wow I really need coffee, bad” I said.
One of them said something to the effect of “Don’t worry, it’s still early and its a friday” and continued to laugh.
“Bacon Egg and PEPPERjack on wheat please…phew that didn’t come out right at all.”
“No problem buddy, we’ll take care of you.”
He handed the person next to me who was giggling the most her bagel with egg and cheese, and I said to her, “Enjoy your paper.”
“Thanks you have a good morning too.”
I just finished the sandwich and I’m drinking the coffee now.