the content of your meals
will no longer be determined
by the time of day.
No matter the hour,
you will only be able
to have breakfast OR dinner.
do you choose?
Have you ever met someone who wasn’t a big fan of breakfast? I haven’t, but only because it’s technically impossible to meet yourself. My problem with this extremely popular meal is that beyond bacon, I’m just not a fan of the foods that traditionally comprise it. I’m always annoyed when I’m out for brunch and look over a menu with 50 items on it and discover I have exactly two choices because I don’t want anything with eggs. I don’t like eggs, which I acknowledge is weird. Every year I try them again because they are so beloved there has to be something about them I can like, but nope.
Because of this, I’ve always avoided breakfast and resented its tyranny over pre-afternoon dining, so I’d be more than happy to see it disappear as an option. And, again, I realize I’m probably an outlier here, since I know so many people who have extremely rigid standards about what you can eat at certain times of the day. They’re the ones who look at you like you’re an alien while you pop open a can of coke before noon, while they sip away from a frothy Starbucks’ coffee drink that contains just as much sugar, caffeine and calories. The folks whose heads explode when you reheat last night’s leftover pizza at 10:00 a.m. (and, yes, I don’t do cold pizza–lets not even get into that whole discussion).
Food is tradition and for many ignoring tradition is an invitation to chaos, so I know that this choice is a tough one, but personally I’d be happy in a world where I could actually order something I actually enjoy eating before lunch.
Photo courtesy of David Coombes