Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Ham sandwiches, tornadoes, and computers

The first night I arrived home, Dad asked me where I wanted to go and eat. I thought about Skyline Chili and Frisch's but I suspected Dad meant somewhere a bit fancier plus I can drive a couple miles down the road back in Florida and get Skyline whenever I want. I was thirsty to soak in some real Ohio flavour and I remembered a couple of our old haunts. Well, I used to get big, juicy ham sandwiches at them. The first place, Meyers, Dad doesn't even remember. I guess it's gone. The second, Les Flick's, we went to. I mentioned that a couple days ago. Well, when I went to order a ham sandwich at the end of giving the order, the waittress asked if I wanted that warm. Warm? Whoever heard of a big deli ham on rye WARM? When I told her I wanted it cold, she looked at me crosseyed. I got it but not before they made it wrong once. I have this same problem in Florida. I used to be able to stop at the Publix deli and order a COLD ham on rye with swiss and mayonnaise with no problem. In fact, that was my main lunch on a work day. A few years passed and I went to my son's Publix and tried to order one. The deli worker looked at me like I was daft. Finally, she asked me to go to the bread aisle and get a loaf of rye bread and bring it to her. Huh? Well, I did, and I got my sandwich, but I didn't bother to repeat the process. What is so frickin' hard about getting a decent ham sandwich? It used to be easy. Of course I can make them at home and take them to work with me...that's if the kids don't eat all the ham the first night we bring it home which is what usually happens. I'm tempted to buy the fixings and store them in the fridge at work - however, that's no guarantee as people take other people's lunches. Knock on wood, it's never happened to me yet, but to plenty of other people. Dad's internet wouldn't let us on yesterday. Well, it did for a few minutes early in the morning. I was in the middle of commenting on Amarinda's blog when it dropped out. It wouldn't work for the rest of the day. Finally, Dad called tech support this morning and got it back up. But that's not the end of my computer woes. My lap top cord broke right after I got here. Wouldn't you know? We called around to every computer place we could find in the phone book and none of them have it in stock. By the time I special order it and it arrives I might be back home. Bugger bugger. So I'm stuck using Dad's computer which is very slow - plus I can't sit in the same room with him and I'm here to be with him. So I won't be on the computer too much for the next week and a half. Lastly, there were tornadoes in the area last night. Not in Dad's county but not too far away so we were keeping an eye on the news. We don't typically get bad tornadoes in South Florida - only when hurricanes bring them and then you get a few days warning. I'd forgotten how nerve wracking tornado warnings can be. I'd forgotten to even listen for them as I don't have to in Florida. There's a bad thunderstorm here now, so I need to pop on TV and make sure there's no tornado warnings as well.

5 comments:

Molly Daniels said...

LOL:) I have a similar problem at Arby's. I'm a weird person who likes nothing more than mustard on my ham and cheese sandwiches. I love the Market Fresh sandwiches, but don't want lettuce, tomato, or mayo on it, so I order it plain. 9 times out of 10 the person will ask, 'do you want cheese?' I ordered a HAM and CHEESE, didn't I?

Don't have that prob at Subway...

I'm having computer probs too, Ashley; you're not alone!

Amarinda Jones said...

Yeah, what is it at work that people feel the need to eat someone elses's lunch and not give a crap about what that person will eat? There are some feral people out there.

Sandra Cox said...

I'm a vegetarian. Ordering sandwiches is always exciting, it usually goes something like, "I'll have a ham and cheese, leave off the ham.":)

Molly Daniels said...

I do that with BLT's..."Leave off the LT..."

Ashley Ladd said...

Yeah, I used to leave off the T on the BLT. Only lately do I like the T, but I'm trying to swear off the B.

It's pretty rotten that anyone would steal someone else's food. Where I work, everybody is pretty generous and they're more than willing to share food if someone asks or let it be known they have none. Plus, who would want someone else's germs as sometimes they get into food that's already been partially eaten. Yuck! Oh! And this is happening at a ministry of all places.

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