I was an odd kid. I dreaded going to birthday parties, loved hammering, and took a typing course at the local highschool when I was 11. For fun. What tween doesn’t love office supplies and such?
I’ve matured now. Grown up a bit.
I now dread going to New Year’s Eve parties, love hammering and type every single day. For money.
Clearly I’ve grown as a person.
I loved typing so much in fact, that that’s how I made money during University and for a year or so after. I’m quite a typer. I believe at my speediest, when I was doing medical transcriptions for a living, I clocked in at about 142 words per minute.
I hated that job. And when I say hated it I mean I HATED it. Not the work so much, but my boss happened to be completely insane. Do you know what it’s like to work for someone who is certifiably insane? It’s difficult. Ignoring the facial ticks alone is exhausting.
But the one truly great thing that came out of that job, other than the satisfaction of quitting to take my first television hosting job, was THE SANDWICH.
The office I worked in had a cafe downstairs and it was there that I was introduced to a sandwich I am still eating and loving today.
3 ingredients, 2 condiments and a whole lotta satisfaction.
Here’s how you make it …
Cut a bagel in half. Any kind of bagel. I like poppyseed.
Toast and BUTTER it. With a capital BUTTER.
Lay 1 or 2 or 3 slices of Swiss Cheese on top.
Top with a huge handful of sprouts. I like alfalafa sprouts.
Here’s how you can make them at home in 3 days!
Salt & Pepper.
Add a big squiggle of mustard …
and a slathering of mayonnaise.
I managed to escape the job I hated with two things. This truly delicious sandwich and the knowledge that I can hate my job, work for an insane person and still come out of it O.K.
And a stapler. I also escaped with a stapler.