Rain vs. Chocolate: Winner Take All


Cookies, chocolate, and a bicycle.  This is a snack built for me.


Vying for the honour of being called Today’s Perfect Moment are two finalists.


After a week of oppressive heat that had me experience Japanese summer flashbacks, we got a Noah’s Ark amount of rain.

I was in my classroom when the bright afternoon sky became cloudy and dark. Suddenly my smartboard was much more visible.  This phenomenon was accompanied by what can only be called a class-wide-moan.  This was followed by a class-wide-grumble about not having an umbrella.

When school was finished the sky had once again become bright and I was able to enjoy a lovely walk to the subway with one of my colleagues. I had escaped the deluge that I witnessed from my classroom window.

When I emerged from the subway, after what seemed like a long ride punctuated with delays and apologies from the operator, the sky had turned dark, but rain hadn’t started falling again. This was saved until I was safely on board the bus with my nose buried in a book.  Once again, I remained unscathed.


Cookies. I always appreciate it when a student gives me chocolate, or cookies, or in this case, chocolate covered cookies.  These were not from his country and I suspect they were purchased at the dollar store.  Nonetheless, my enthusiasm for free chocolate food could not be dampened.

The Winner

Hard to top a good rain storm. Perhaps if there had been two cookies instead of one.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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1 Response to Rain vs. Chocolate: Winner Take All

  1. Hunida says:

    I think it’s okay to have two perfect moments in one day. 🙂

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