Sandwich With A Spoon!

Jul 2, 2015 | 2 comments

Before

Before

The day was warm and the garden inviting – perfect for an al fresco soup and sandwich lunch – Nyel’s fabulous made-from-scratch gazpacho and tuna salad on rye. Our colorful Adirondack-style chairs were welcoming. We were just settling in – I was passing the tray of food to Nyel – when disaster struck.

There was a loud crack, several grinding noises, and Nyel was on his back atop five (yes, five!) pieces of torn asunder chair with terrifyingly jagged edges. His bowl of soup had mostly dumped onto his sandwich, half of which was on the ground and the other half still on its plate. It all looked distressingly like vomit.

Lunch

Lunch

“Are you all right?” were the first words out of my mouth. I won’t repeat the response, but I’ll say that it involved cheap foreign-made products, you get what you pay for, and concerns for his lunch. Except for the parts  that landed on the lawn, he ate his soup-soaked sandwich anyway – all of it with a spoon.

Later, we ‘inspected’ the four remaining chairs. Two of them have a small crack mid-back which we think is what perpetrated Nyel’s dramatic collapse. I think they will be going to the dump (or do I need to call it the transfer station now?) in short order.  Hindsight says we should have known better in the first place — where were these ‘bargains’ made, anyway?

After

After

I’m sorry; I will miss those chairs, even though our friends teased us that they made our place look like it might be an old folks’ home. Well… hello-o-o??  It is an old folks’ home! And these old folks will just have to find a better class of seating for ourselves and their visitors.

2 Comments

  1. Ruth maloney

    I am sorry but I cannot stop laughing. Nyle I am sorry it is at your expense.

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  2. Stephanie Frieze

    They aren’t cheap, but there’sa an old guy who sells cedar Adairondak chairs at the Ilwaco Saturday Market. He even has a couple with a little table attached between them.

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