I’m Officially Old Series: or maybe I’m just a curmudgeon

Two slices of toast with avocado and egg on top of it, displayed on a square plate.

This is a series I’ve decided to start (who knows where it’ll go) about those times when I say: OMG, I’m officially old or Boy, do I sound old. It’s usually when I’m griping about something, which is where this first post starts.

Picture if you will, me in the passenger seat, Chief is driving, and Chia is in the backseat. I’ve decided that we need to get a hot beverage before we head back home for a rousing card game. I looked up the hours to a new coffee shop in town, then proceeded to look at the menu as did Chia. I happened upon the food section (despite having just finished dinner which is another story altogether)–there’s a whole section of toasts. 😒

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Now, I happen to like toast but here’s a few things I associate it with (I’ve had experience with all of the following variations):

Breakfast: We like breakfast. That’s not the problem, nice addition.

Side Item: This is something that accompanies something else. It’s the page to the knight. The Thelma to the Louise. Good on its own. Better paired with something else. Exponentially different when paired or even “OP” as the gamers would say 🤷🏻‍♀️

Sick Food: Yeah, you knew I was going to go there. It’s what you eat when your stomach is upset, you can’t keep food down, or you need to be on a bland diet for whatever reason. You know, when you aren’t feeling well but need to eat.

Depression Era Meals: chipped beef toast (we ate these types of meals frequently, not just the toast variety)

Poor” People’s Food: A loaf of bread can be cheaply stretched (not so much anymore because of the cost). PB & J for lunch and dinner. Toast for breakfast. How far can a family stretch a loaf of bread (been there a time or two)? How long will it last? It’ s like a game of chance.

With all this said, my dismay is with “toast” that is priced over $10. I can’t even believe I’m typing that, despite the fact that some loaves of bread are hitting the $8 mark. However, I’m talking a slice of toast…😳 That’s the most recent time I said, “OMG, I’m getting old.”

Yes, you say, but it has avocado on it or some bougie cheese. Alrighty, but it’s still toast no matter how delicious it is. A slice of bread that has been sat on a rack over a burner with some additional ingredients.

Toast! I shake my fists in the air.

Now, if it’s more akin to an open faced sandwich we’re talking a whole different ball game but that’s subject to scrutiny. It could be toast trying to pass as a sandwich and we just can’t have that. Not at that price point.

I get it and I don’t, and that’s why I cry out, I’ve officially become old.

Now, you chime in. What are your thoughts on toast and is the featured image “toast” or an open faced sandwich? (image by Bernadette Wurzinger on Pixabay)

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