Wednesday, May 27, 2009

So what does a sandwich mean to you?

Unusual heading, I know. But this question has been floating in my head since this weekend. Since someone offered to make me sandwiches for lunch. Now I know it’s no big deal. But it can be, if I make it out to be. Because in this day and age, everybody’s always so busy. It’s so much easier to just get a value meal at the nearest fast food than to make a sandwich from scratch. But that is just so darn boring, not to mention utterly, unromantic (I think romance can exist in actions, not just between two people!).

If you think about it, much goes into preparing a nice, well thought out sandwich. First, you’d have to head out to a nice supermarket (I love the ones who are open ‘til odd hours because I get a kick out of seeing who likes to shop when they could be out partying or something like that), you should already have a list of things you need to buy (I learned from my last grocery trip that buying sandwich spread instead of getting mayo and a bottle of relish is so-not-a-good-idea. It doesn’t make your spicy tuna sandwich taste the same. Bleecch.), and having to start getting ready earlier than usual to prepare these things in time to wherever your going.

Now, knowing all these, and still offering to make a sandwich? Pretty cool. If that person only knew how grateful I was to receive that particular sandwich, they’d be pretty uncomfortable with all my gushing right now. Because it’s so much more than just a sandwich, it’s an act of true friendship. Which is what everyone needs to feel, every now and then. Even if it’s just in the form of your favorite peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat.

1 comment:

kc cordero said...

manila girl,
yeah, preparing and sharing sandwich(es) are acts of true friendship.
back in the 4th floor in the early days of the buzz, me and your kuya noel's idea of sandwich were those great tasting pandesal from pantoja, and a real spicy fresh from the can spanish sardines. while munching those heavenly tasting sandwiches, back then we'll talk about the evolution of the publishing industry from hot press to cold press, and we will tease each other who's older by naming the popular publication people we have worked with.
that's why when he worked for almost two years in china and in instances that we were able to chat, one of our best topics was the pandesal con sardinas sandwich that he said he truly missed.
now, if you'll ask me what's my idea of a great sandwich--nothing beats than being sandwiched by two pretty young girls (mga bagong ligo dapat!) inside a jeepney on the way to work. :)