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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

This Week is Madness...

And not the good kind, with the ska.

I have every minute of this week scheduled--something which usually irritates me to the point of fury. I am a delicate swan who comes up with creative ideas! I do not execute! All this executing is going to strike me down in the prime of life!






Wednesday night I sewed much of two costumes, including this little sneak peek.


Much like any well-oiled machine, every part in my life must work properly. I stopped for a lunch on my way to work. I wanted a reuben sandwich. Sadly, the reuben on the menu came with 1,000 Island dressing. What a terrible abuse of a sandwich and a dressing. MUSTARD, mustard belongs on a reuben (and mustard belongs on a hot dog; ketchup is for children.) The sandwich place explained that they make their reubens in advance (what?) and couldn't substitute dressings. I considered a small lecture on the evils of 1,000 Island on a reuben and the transcendence of mustard, but thought better of it. The lady taking my order suggested a custom sandwich instead. So I ordered pastrami and swiss on rye with sauerkraut (spelled as sourkraut on the menu*,) and grilled.

When I got to work and opened my sandwich I found this:



Roast beef and swiss on rye, with SPROUTS.

But by the beard of Golda Meir, it had mustard on it!




*Probably the best sign in the world that you have no business ordering a reuben from the establishment in which this egregious spelling error appears. 

12 comments:

rookie cookie said...

Ska. The soundtrack of my husband's teenage existence. On long road trips, we are forced to listen to Reel Big Fish and Aqua Bats.

You have to tell where you got the sandwich so I can know to avoid a place that makes all their sandwiches in advance and spells 'kraut wrong. Atrocious.

Sue said...

Oooooh, nothing infuriates me more than leaving a restaurant and finding out later that they've completely biffed the order. Grrrr...

AzĂșcar said...

And because of the aforementioned madness, I didn't have time to go back and get it fixed.

Sprouts...

Marianne & Clayton said...

How gross and soggy would a premade Rueben with 1000 Island dressing get? Ugh! At least you got alfalfa sprouts. I asked for sprouts on a sandwich once (turkey, mind you) and it came back with mung bean sprouts. Like the kind you put in Pho.

Where are the Sandwich Artists that truly care for their craft?

Mmm. Pho sounds so good right now.

AzĂșcar said...

Dude, they put the sandwich, with the sprouts, into a panini press. SPROUTS in a PANINI PRESS.

I think they just hate me.

b. said...

The hospital cafeteria makes a pretty good Reuben. I put mustard on it AND dip it in French dressing.

soybeanlover said...

I think I'm going to cry. That is a crime against sandwichmanity. I'll go make rye bread to make my world feel right again.

Marge Bjork said...

two things:
1. so pre-made sandwiches with dressing equals soggy sandwiches? Gross.
2. When I worked at a restaurant that did special order sandwiches this girl would always ask for "brussel sprouts" and she was so sweet I didn't have the heart to point out they were not in the least brussel-like.

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

I don't know how you didn't end up walking out of that establishment that instant!

But sprouts sound kinda good right now. I haven't had those in years!

Morgan Moore said...

What kind of sandwich place are you going to?? I always love a good Reuben- actually I had a turkey reuben once and it was to.die.for.

Can't wait to see the costumes.

Chris wants to go as the swine flu.

kiki said...

That is so disgusting!

Petit Elefant said...

sourkraut? are the krauts sour or something? I always thought they were just hostile and organized.