Monday, September 18, 2006

The Great Tomato Caper

Scene: Jen's kitchen, around 1:00PM on a Sunday afternoon
Characters: Jen and Richard

Jen: Hon, what would you like for lunch?
Richard: What do we have?
Jen: How about soup? Oh, and there are some tomatoes left over from canning, so we can have tomato sandwiches too.
Richard: Ok, sounds good.

Jen proceeds to putter around, opening cans, getting bread and condiments out. She looks over at the corner of the counter where a container of tomatoes were last seen. The container is now empty. (Cue ominous music) Puzzled, Jen searches the kitchen for the tomatoes.

Jen: Hon, have you seen the tomatoes? They were right here (points to empty container on counter)
Richard: Are you sure you had tomatoes?
Jen: Yes, they were right here. (points at counter)
Richard: Are you really sure you had them?
Jen: (still confused) Hmmmmm, I guess we'll have bologna sandwiches.

The family sits down to eat.

Richard: I need to go to the store. Do you need anything?
Jen: Milk, bananas, and tomatoes, I guess. (Cue ominous music)

Cut to dinnertime. The family sits down to eat tacos with inferior store-bought tomatoes. The evening then proceeds as most evenings do. Children get bathed, dishes get done, Emmett is tucked into bed while Char stays up to play with the grownups a bit longer.

Richard and Charlotte are sitting on the floor in the living room, playing with toys. Emmett's lunch bag is close by. It is suspiciously heavy. Richard opens it.

It is full of delicious garden tomatoes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, he likes his vegetables :)