I’m usually not very hungry in the mornings. I do, however, have the occasional morning that my stomach is just clamoring for anything and everything. Today was one of those occasions.
There’s a small cafeteria at the office I work at. It’s not even as good as say a high school cafeteria - it’s very basic. The food service is ran by a nice lady and her helper. I had a ferocious stomach growl that would not go away unless I gave it what it wanted - food. So I went into the cafeteria and saw one last wrapped hot item. I didn’t know it was a bagel so I asked what it was and what it contained.
$3.45 later, here it is at my desk.
I was kinda excited to have a sausage, egg, and cheese bagel. I haven’t had one in a while. However, the excitement did not seem to be mutual.
As I unwrapped the bagel and looked at how wrinkly it was, I knew something wasn’t right. The bagel was soft and somewhat mushy. I wouldn’t say soggy because it really wasn’t. It just didn’t have that strong bagel armor that you’re used to eating. I mean, come on, look at this shit and tell me it isn’t the saddest bagel you’ve ever seen in your life. Can this even be called a bagel anymore?
But, once I split it in half and saw the melted cheese and two eggs and sausage, I was past the bagel’s lack of perkiness.
The filling wasn’t hot or warm, but it wasn’t cold either. I got it around 10:15 so the cafeteria was already preparing for lunch service.
This was not the best sausage, egg, and cheese bagel I’ve ever had. But due to my unforgiving hunger this morning, it tasted pretty delicious.
It definitely is not going into my food Hall of Shame, because it deserves another chance. I’ll give it a second go around at an earlier hour next time to really get it while it’s hot and ready.
Complaints about bagel characteristics aside, it did its job which was to satisfy the sudden goliath hunger that showed up out of no where, and this sausage, egg, and cheese bagel was its David. Yeah that was a bad joke but who cares.