One evening, about a month and a half ago, when this whole Covid-19 pandemic thing was just beginning to bear down on us, I spoke with my son on the phone for about 20 minutes while he made a sandwich for his girlfriend, who was coming home from work.
He switched to speaker phone, after his girlfriend came home, so that he could finish making the sandwich. We all joked and talked about how strange things had become and we finally got down to serious business.
You see, my son’s girlfriend manages a pizzeria and of course, I had to ask her what she likes on her pizza. At first, she said that she didn’t really like pizza but I couldn’t accept the fact that someone in the pizza biz wouldn’t like pizza. I finally got her to nail down some of the toppings she likes.
Beef, but not too much Italian spice, cheese…lots of different kinds, including feta, thinly sliced onion and bell pepper.
I got feisty and mentioned anchovy and I could feel the anxiety coming through the phone line, yes I was speaking on a land line!
Why is it that so many people say they don’t like anchovies yet they have never tried them?
I told her that I would make a big pizza for her, just the way she likes it and I would put anchovies on half of it, just to give her an opportunity to try them. I even told her that I would drop it off at her door, so that we wouldn’t run the risk spreading the virus.
Did I do that? No. But, that doesn’t mean I won’t.
So, with that, I present a photo of the sandwich that my son made.
Here’s my guess at the ingredients:
Large, soft bread loaf, 6”cut
Deli turkey, sliced
Roma tomato, sliced
Iceberg lettuce, rough chopped
While we were going on about pizza and pizza toppings my son kept talking about a tiny coat hanger that he found on the ground earlier that day. OK. Good for you, I thought. You found a tiny coat hanger.
I should have realized that this was just one of the many infinitesimally small things that my son sees every day that the rest of us are oblivious to.
I asked him to send me a picture…and he did.
All I could think after seeing this was, now some poor mouse can’t hang up his jacket!