Have a laugh……….. he didn’t

Don’t make me angry. You won’t like me when I’m angry.
In DBH (Days Before Hubby), packed lunches were preferred so I would make them up the night before. Working for a vending machine company, sometimes food brought back from site was still good so not only did it subsidise our budget, it also ringed the changes to include rolls, pasties (sometimes for our main meal), sausage rolls and a variety of cakes and doughnuts in the sandwich boxes.

Things were more than a little strained towards the end of our relationship, and he passed a comment about how bored he was with his lunch box, though never offered to make his own. Money was already tight, but that was definitely a red rag to this bull, so I decided to do something different.
I would add I did the same for the boys and they were the envy of their school chums.

When you think about it, there is only so much you can do with a sandwich apart from vary the filling or toast it. You can cut it in two either diagonally or square on, or cut it into four the same ways and have them with or without crusts.
That day I used my pastry cutters.
I made the sandwiches as normal, then for the boys, cut out centres and discarded the outside where I hadn’t filled the mix, so they had crinkle cut circular butties.
For Partner, I cut out the centre, then put it back inside the ‘frame’. On another round, I cut off the corners, so that it looked like someone had taken a bite, and again, put the pieces back together.
As hoped, he didn’t notice until he picked one up and it fell apart in his hand. His workmates thought it was hysterical. He, on the other hand, did not.
He didn’t dare complain after that.
Mind you we had a disagreement over a five pound note once and knowing how much he loved his mint sauce, I spread some on the bread and made him a fiver sandwich with it.
He said nothing and probably used it to buy chips.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Have a laugh……….. he didn’t

  1. Sandi says:

    There is an I Love Lucy episode where Ricky is complaining about Lucy. And how Lucy has been spending too much money. And Lucy tells Ricky how easy his life is. So they swap roles for a day. that episode became the famous Chocolate Factory episode…where Lucy starts hiding all the chocolate to keep up. But, there is a great scene with Fred and Ricky https://youtu.be/gvYZ3gpZMpY

  2. colinandray says:

    We used to live near a woman (in UK) who had a similar husband. He came home from work one day complaining that whatever was in his sandwich tasted like cat food. The next day (yes she apparently did the obvious), he commented on how much better that sandwich was. She told him what was in it. They split up soon after that! 🙂

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