Sunday, May 13, 2007 :::
I think that I may have angered the Karma gods when I gave K-mack the new nickname of C-Minus a couple weeks ago, because the other day I found out that my nickname at the corner cafe where I buy my lunches on a regular basis is "Hot Ham and Turkey".
In my defense, their hot ham and turkey sandwich is truly remarkable, which is why I order it so often. Grilled on a croissant with a delectable poppy seed spread, the hot ham and turkey sandwich practically melts in your mouth. Sure, I should perhaps try something different every once and again, to broaden my horizons, but when you find something you really like you tend to stick with it.
The other day they had a sandwich special that sounded intriguing, and to be honest I had kind of OD'd on the hot ham and turkey. So when the cafe owner recommended it and I accepted, he excitedly turned around and shouted back to the kitchen, "Hey, I just talked Hot Ham and Turkey into a Southwest Chicken Wrap!"
It took some time to register, so I stood there for a minute and then finally said "Did you just refer to me as Hot Ham and Turkey?"
"Yeah," he said, realizing that he just let it slip in front of me. "Your real name is Dan, right?"
"Yeah," I replied.
"I'm going to give you a free deviled egg," he offered as an unofficial apology.
So as I sat there and ate my deviled egg, I decided it could be worse. At least it has the word "hot" in it. I'd prefer it had no "ham", but what are you going to do.
::: posted by dan at 11:04 AM :: [ link ] :: (19) comments
19 previous comments:
I love it! So, you'd rather be just 'Hot Turkey' then, no ham? I hope they don't start calling you chicken wrap now.
By Trudy, at 11:51 AM
I agree that Hot Ham & Turkey is better than being called Chicken Wrap! I'd take it as a compliment that they actually recognize you as a frequent customer.
By CampBlood, at 12:58 PM
You could be my hottie hammie and deviled egg wrap anytime!!
By , at 1:34 PM
figured it had something to do with "MEAT"
By , at 1:36 PM
In food service, you really are what you eat (or drink)." Regular customers are known by their "usuals," such as "Dewar's and soda" or "end cut medium well." People looking for their waiter are known as "swivelheads," as in, "Sharon, you got swivelheads on table 5."
The Todd part of toddbee would probably agree that my word verification (nicend) is appropriate.
By , at 2:10 PM
I'd let them call me Karl Rove In A Speedo for a free deviled egg!
By Jake, at 2:21 PM
glad to see someone else loves deviled eggs as much as i do! yum! (*great now i have to go and make some . . . )
By angie, at 4:15 PM
Yeah, all service people do that. My least favorite at the bar I work at is "Mountain Dew-No Ice". He hangs out all afternoon drinking countless refills. He is kinda greasy so you have to wash your hands if you touch his glass.
By , at 5:23 PM
thats what they used to call me in college.
By sarah, at 10:32 PM
i forgot FATTY is king and this "meatlovin homo" needs to go on a diet....what a sac.
By , at 12:58 AM
I, for one, am glad the FATTY guy is back.
By , at 8:06 AM
They used to call me Rusty Nail, then it was Black Russian. For awhile it was Effen Black & Diet, but now it's plain ol' Stoli & Soda with a Lime.
By Nick, at 8:36 AM
the deviled egg MAKES this story! I'm laughing like a fool and my coworkers all think I'm nuts...
By , at 12:29 PM
Yeah .. aside from "Mountain Dew-No Ice" in our neighborhood, you cannot discount Hot Mom, Hot Dad or Hot Brad. Although, none of these make me giggle quite as much as "Hot Ham and Turkey." Nice job, Dan. ;)
By , at 3:31 PM
You really can't complain about being called ham while that Gilmore Girls post is still on the first page.
By , at 3:52 PM
please, let the locals know where the corner place is. now i want to make a pilgrammage for the tasty sandwich!!
By rhubygirl, at 9:49 AM
well, at least your HOT
By , at 10:53 AM
Kinda sorta related....Very Interesting!
By , at 12:00 PM
I hate to think what the sushi guy calls me. Maybe Eel Roll? Or Tekka Maki Mama?
By PeaceBang, at 7:07 PM
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