While I give my readers plenty opportunities to influence what’s up next on my humble blog, you guys aren’t the only ones to whom I listen. I allow my friends and loved ones to boss me around (how else do you think Nutter Butters happened?) and make suggestions. Ryan and Belinda have either inspired me or affirmed my decisions. Today was no different.
As I approach the gas station, I lock eyes on Bernard, who sees me and smiles. I swear I don’t even get this kind of acknowledgement when I come home after a day at the office. It’s lunchtime and I’m famished, so I make my way over to the hot foods aisle. It’s been a while since I’ve indulged in a dog, but then something catches my eye.
I apologize for cutting off the copy, but the fronts of these packages reads, “Fun on the Run.” Foster Farms doesn’t just want to feed you on the go, but ensure you to have a good time doing it. I know, right?
However, this doesn’t have me completely convinced. A few plump brats are rotating over in the … hot dog rotator. As I vacillate between battered dog and bare, I hear somebody address me.
“Hard to make a decision,” a man says to my right, while filling up a huge drink with Mountain Dew.
“Well, bratwurst is always good,” I retort, “but I don’t know when the last time I ate a corn dog was.”
Turns out this guy, Rich, and his friend, I shit you not, Rich had both picked up their lunchtime hot dogs. They validate my hesitation, and a few lines in I notice their shirts. Oh, these guys work at my company. There are two locations of my company within a few miles of one another, and here I am, jawing with two coworkers about encased meats. I mean, this is a fantastic introduction and an instant bonding moment … but a little embarrassing considering they saw me taking photos of the Foster Farms.
After some debating, we settle on the corn dog; and I try to make my way out the conversation as quickly as possible. Corn dogs wait for no man. I get back to my office, squiggle some mustard on, dot the dog with ketchup and have at it. It’s very fluffy and the dog is hefty. I savor enough to report back on the flavors, but eat it hungrily and finish with a full belly.
However, I’m feeling a bit queasy afterward. This may have been caused by eating quickly on an empty stomach, so try at your own risk.