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Life's simple pleasures
Muse #223 - of the burrito kind...
The pandemic has done strange things to our lives. For me personally, a craving for burritos is one. My records show that I shared my last burrito in March of 2020 with my wife. And that my last lunchtime burrito eaten all alone was even earlier in the January of 2020.
And for my wife and daughter, the craving was a six-inch Subway sandwich. They hadn’t had one for nearly two years. And finally, we broke the taboo. We forced ourselves to buy burritos and sandwiches for dinner. And enjoyed life’s simple pleasures.
Ages ago when I used to travel to work, the humble burrito was my standardized lunchtime meal. The process was to order it before leaving work, walk to the location where it would be ready, and pick it up. And go along somewhere to a park nearby to eat it before doing a small lunchtime walk. There was also that tiny bit of joy when you bypassed a long line of consumers at the burrito shop to pick up the order from the usual staff who knew you by name. And one felt like royalty when you were served quickly whilst the others waited.
How much things have changed in the last two years! Some of it is slowly limping back to the practices of the yesteryears and some practices have died for good or changed. And the humble burrito lives on… though inflated from $6.77 to $8.23 now
The Royal records: