Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Striving for the perfect mouthful

The shop round the corner sells a lovely baked potato with tuna and sweetcorn. It comes in a deep oval container that is filled to overflowing.

The problem this poses is a tricky one. Due to the confinement of the potato and tuna in it's tight container, (full site coverage, to use a construction phrase) it is not possible to poke about before starting to eat. It's crucial to be able to poke because you have to asertain the starting ratio of tuna to potato in order to judge the proportions you should be aiming for in each mouthful.

Slap dash estimating resulting in an incorrect diagnosis can seriously spoil your lunch. There can be nothing more dissapointing than reaching the bottom of your container to find a large lump of potato with no tuna left. Similarly, a large globule of tuma on it's own is a bit sick-making. The problem is compounded by the fact that the mayo can coat a lump of spud, thus camaflaging it as tuna.

Life is so complicated sometimes.


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