Best Story of the Week…December 27

It’s Christmas Eve. I’m standing on the corner across from Whole Foods deciding if I have the tolerance to go in or not, knowing, it will be crawling with cooks and guests of theirs bringing dessert.

I think, perhaps my modest needs can wait.

Already missing three green lights, a construction worker, the type you could see running out of a burning building with a kid under each arm, has been standing near me eating a variety of edibles. A big guy in coveralls with a hardhat strapped to his waist, it’s as if he has an endless buffet set up in those massive, industrial pockets. After a sandwich, some type of cheese and an apple that crunches like an axe, he pulls out a lavish pastry.

I guess I’m staring because he stops, displaying dimples that I can swear, wink, and says, “Wanna split it?”

I’m rarely at a loss for words nor surprised at anything that I encounter, but he had me, as I burst out laughing and say, “It’s okay. You’re obviously very hungry.”

And he says, “Nah, it’s just a snack.”  🙂


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
This entry was posted in Culture, food, humanity, humor, New York City, writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

41 Responses to Best Story of the Week…December 27

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, too bad you didn’t have him hoist you up on a shoulder and carry you across the street.
    One of my husband’s brothers was that way. Always pulling random food out of pockets. He once produced a McDonald’s cheeseburger while they were in the middle of nowhere on a job. We referred to him as the food magician.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. And you didn’t take him up on it? Gosh!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. That story is priceless. I laughed at your “modest needs” at the grocery store. If you’d seen our cart while both grandsons were here, you might have called our needs “immodest”.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sorryless says:

    I am forever miffed at the dietary laws that get broken on a regular basis. I top off at five to seven pounds- holiday weight gain coupled with my annual running hiatus- after which I redistribute the wealth by getting back to running and more sensible choices at meal time. If I were to put on, say, twenty pounds? I sure as hell better be reprising the role of Jake La Motta. Otherwise, I’d be a basket case.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I had “snacks” like those most of my early life – and – diabetes, overweight, and a craving for sugar and carbs…lol


  6. Dale says:

    How could you resist dimples that wink?

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Dimples, food & a smile? Can you hear my heart pounding up there in the big apple? That combo is better than any cologne on the market.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.