Category Archives: delivery

crumble.

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and for yet another time

i’ve had food delivered to me

that i hadn’t ordered

some have had addresses, some have not

and i was very tempted….

called the delivery service on the bag

they conference-called us both

 hungry guy and his girlfriend came over

told them i almost ate them

they were thankful and told me i should have

not sure why i keep getting people’s food

all at different addresses

 from different sources

i’ve decided to embrace it

as a unique way to get to know my neighbors.

“the pleasure lies not in the cookies, but in the pattern the crumbs make when the cookies crumble.”

-michael korda

unexpected.

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last night when i walked outside

i tripped over a bag left at my front door

it was filled with treats

cookies, candy, and ice cream

(the three c’s, the holy trinity of sweets, cake can be subbed in as needed)

i had no idea who it was from, no note inside, such a great surprise

then i noticed the address

guessed the delivery person had just reversed it

i could go and deliver it myself

 tried to imagine who was waiting for it

maybe

it was from a parent

who sent it to their child/college student cramming for an exam?

the victim of a recent romantic breakup needing sugar therapy?

a parent who just needed a break and a treat?

a dieter on a sweets bender?

a family waiting for dessert to go with their board game?

a hallmark movie night for friends?

was it a test from the universe

to challenge my recent healthy eating resolve?

cadbury is my favorite chocolate

 the cookies aren’t that big

 i could eat one spoon of ice cream a day

i had no idea how long it had been out there

no one had knocked

the ice cream was beginning to soften

i felt for whoever was expecting it

called the company on the bag

they said the customer had reordered when it didn’t arrive

they had already sent them out a new bag of treats

 i was welcome to eat it or throw it out

i chose a third option

i delivered this unexpected gift to my daughter

at her house in the light of day.

“life is always bringing unexpected gifts.”

-may sarton