i am not known for always having a kitchen full of food. in fact, what i am known for is spending an astronomically small amount of money on groceries each month. it's something i've sort of perfected over the years, without being able to totally explain how i make it work. at some point it stops making sense even to me.
my kitchen only has two staples...cereal and milk. everything else is optional. this works well for breakfast, but is not especially helpful when it comes to packing my lunch. it was a situation such as this that prompted what would become one of my friend missy's favorite stories. i was at her house for dinner one night (a regularly occurring event that is a contributing factor in the low grocery budget) and i realized that i had enough odds and ends to make a lunch for the next day, if only i could find some bread. not wanting to stop at the store for a whole loaf, i asked if i could have two pieces to go. she found this hilarious. (and i went home with the bread)
that being said, missy was the first person i thought of when my mom told me what happened to her the other day. she was at a friends house having dinner and packing boxes for their upcoming trip to honduras. as she was leaving at the end of the night they offered her one of their home grown tomatoes. she accepted and was anticipating a delicious blt when, alas, she remembered she didn't have any bread. so naturally, she asked if they could throw in a couple of pieces to sweeten the deal...and they did.
as missy said when i told her the story, "it's a good thing there's those of us in the world with bread to spare". a good thing indeed.