Around 3pm on a recent Friday afternoon, I wandered into the lunchroom to peruse the vending machines. We have one that some refer to as "the wheel of death". On any given day, this machine may offer chicken nuggets with BBQ sauce, a ham and American cheese sandwich, or the ever-so appetizing Pork Fritter sandwich.
While I've never been so adventurous as to try any of the above, I was pleased to see at least two of my favorite items in this machine on this day. Chocolate pudding and the Hershey Sundae Pie from Edwards.
I was delighted, but also in a sudden quandry. To no one in particular, I said "Oh! Two of my favorite things! But I only have enough change for one of them... what should I do?"
A nearby (younger) coworker I've seen around, but never asked her name was purchasing some snackage from the next vending machine over. She came over to join me in my plight, eagerly assisting with weighing the pros and cons of chocolate cream pie versus chocolate pudding with whipped cream, taking into account which item had the more chocolate for the money (the chocolate pie cost 5 cents more), and if I might be in more of a smooth, creamy mood, or tasty, crunchy pie crust kind of mood.
In the end, we agreed the chocolate pudding with whipped cream was the better choice, and, as it turned out, the right choice. Boy that was some yummy pudding.
I don't know who that coworker was, but when I see her again, I'll thank her... and maybe buy her some chocolate pudding with whipped cream.