Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Adieu to the Lunch Lady

For as long as my office has been in its current building (just under 10 years) there's been a nice lady down the hall who sold lunch and snacks from a small room about the size of a supply closet.

Given her tight quarters I've always been amazed at the variety of items she offered. Her food was really cheap and I never could figure out how she sold enough to make a living. How much volume could there be when you're working out of a broom closet on the eighth floor of an anonymous office building?

Well, sadly, "Fresh Express" has gone out of business. The rumor in the building is the Health Department shut her down because her facilities weren't up to code.

There's so much I wish I had said before she went away. At least I didn't owe her any money (despite her "no credit" sign I was always treated like a preferred customer). I'll miss her catchphrase, "I bring it to you." She could bring a good turkey sandwich like no one else.

I've seen a couple of movies recently. "Robots" was cute. Robin Williams lines cracked me up. And I really like Bruce Willis' "Hostage." I wasn't expecting much. But it was really exciting and suspenseful. A couple of surprises made me yell pretty good. And I think my reaction made some people around me jump. So a good time was had by all.

1 comment:

jimsivesind said...

Be thankful that the Health Department is looking out for you. Turkey sands at an improper temperature can cause serious problems. I know from experience. Plus, it will give you a chance to cross the street and get something at Noahs Bagels.