When One Receives a Lunch


I don’t know whether it is a universal truth, but I tend to think food made by other people–and I am not talking about restaurants, though it is sometimes the case, but also sometimes not–tastes better than food you make yourself.

Today’s Perfect Moment is a case in point. Someone offered to bring me lunch today.  Actually, they offered to bring me lunch on Tuesday, but Wednesday seemed like a better day.  After a few polite refusals (maybe I just made them in my head.  I am not really sure) I gladly accepted.

What I got were a nice assortment of stuffed peppers and stuffed eggplant. I should also remark that this is not something I would have ever made for myself, and would never have taken for lunch.  However, I can confirm what most of you already suspect, it was delicious.

I remember going for dinner at a friend’s house. He wasn’t particularly fond of his wife’s cooking and his biggest complaint was that she “didn’t put any love into the food.”  As only seems fair after a comment like that, this often led to him cooking and most people who ate it commented that he didn’t put a lot of skill into his cooking.

Take that however you want, but my lunch tasted good. It also ended with a wonderful dessert of one sliver of a kitkat–eaten the proper way.  My lunch companion, and preparer of the meal, perhaps in an attempt to push my buttons, ate the last two sticks of a kitkat by biting into both sticks at once–I know, completely the wrong way.

After reading this post, I don’t want you to think that I am a terrible cook. I am no Iron Chef, but I can make a few edible things.  When it comes to lunch at work, I prefer my low carb option of salad with chicken, or my high carb option of a delicious and lovingly made sandwich.

I may have to do some rethinking.

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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3 Responses to When One Receives a Lunch

  1. Sheree says:

    What a lovely gesture!

  2. leggypeggy says:

    So there is such a thing as a free lunch, just not a free KitKat.

  3. Hunida says:

    That was so nice of your co-worker to bring you lunch, aw! It looks so tasty, too!

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