1151. Out to lunch

Two people worked in the office, Patricia and Evelyn. Well three people actually counting Mavis the cleaning lady who popped in and out periodically. When Patricia’s aunt died, she left Patricia two and a half thousand dollars! A favourite aunt indeed!

Patricia was so excited that she suggested to Evelyn that they go out to lunch together to celebrate. “And I’m paying,” said Patricia.

“You’ve no idea,” said Evelyn later (in confidence) to Mavis the cleaning lady, “you’ve no idea. She took me to Mr Slice’s Tea rooms and ordered a cheese and onion sandwich each. You’d think with all that money she’d be able to do better than that.”

“She’s a few crumbs short of a cake,” said Mavis (the cleaning lady). “Count your lucky stars. I didn’t get even a cheese and onion sandwich.”

20 thoughts on “1151. Out to lunch

  1. Shubha Athavale

    To be fair to Patricia, two and a half thousand dollars is not a lot of money! And speaking of cheese and onion sandwiches, I don’t believe I’ve seen them in cafes in Sydney. Cheese and tomato, yes, which I love toasted.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Yes, her aunt’s bequest is very little! In NZ, we’ve always had cheese and onion sandwiches in takeaway food places. The onion is chopped raw of course. As I said to Noelle, it’s my favourite – apart from lettuce and vegemite (together). I don’t think I’ve seen a cheese and tomato sandwich for sale!

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