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Lost winter wear leads to disappointing sandwich experience

I'm finding that weather affects my sandwich choices more than any other factor.

How else to explain my having eaten the majority of my lunches at the diner next door for the last month? Rather than bundling up for the long trek across the street, I've instead opted for the grilled cheese or BLT at Friends at nearly every opportunity. My thought process is this: I am cold. Where is the closest place to get warm food? The vending machine? No. Friends? Yes, sold.

Being scarfless, that changed today. Somewhere amid the weekend's holiday shop-a-thon, my scarf disappeared. Too much putting it on and taking it off transitioning from chilly streets to crowded he
ll-box stores, it seems. So, when it came time for lunch, I agreed to make the trek to Subway since the sidewalk-based low quality goods dealer was on the way. I think of him like if Walmart was just one guy with a table's worth of merchandise. His wears span all manner of assorted Chinese-exported what-have-you.

The sidequest proved to be a mistake; the man only had one scarf for sale and despite Justin's pro-scarf sales pitch, I wasn't convinced I wanted it.

Scarfless and cold, I made it to Subway, where I got their Seafood Sensation 6". My compatriots viewed the mixture of fake crab and mayo with fear and disgust, which I wasn't expecting. Is imitation crab, or krab, really so bad? I suppose it's not for mayo-haters, being that it's essentially fish and mayo, packed into flakes and dressed with more mayo. But I still trust it more than Subway's vaguely named veggie patties. Those don't even look like food.

With olives, banana peppers, tomatoes, and salt and pepper, my Seafood Sensation on wheat was decent. Not satisfying or a
ll that tasty, but acceptable. It certainly wasn't worthy of its hyperbolic name. Miley Cyrus and The Jonas Brothers are sensations. This was merely a sub-par sandwich.


Michael said…
I actually had a Seafood Sensation last night for a late dinner. It's one of my two regulars at Subway, veggie being the other (I eat more fish to get my vitamin D levels up). I remember the sub used to be called a Seafood 'n' Crab; apparently Subway has stopped pretending the sandwich may contain crab or even krab. My guess is that the name Seafood Sensation covers anything dredged up in the trawler. I get mine with lettuce, tomatoes, olives and salt and pepper. I see you get banana peppers in favor of lettuce. Not surprising considering your misguided, longstanding grudge against lettuce and others of it's ilk.
Alex Headrick said…
I didn't realize fish had vitamin D in them. Maybe because they need to since they don't get as much sun as land creatures? Thanks for the Seafood Sensation history lesson. I'm sorry, but lettuce sucks. Spinach I like, but the Subway by work now charges extra for spinach as a topping. Cabbage is OK, too -- just not on a sandwich.

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