Even though I don’t especially care for warm weather, I feel like it behooves me as a Calgarian to go outside and enjoy it on the rare days it appears. When I was less mobile, this would take the form of walks around the neighborhood, maybe as far as the Tim Horton’s on 32 Avenue for a mediocre sandwich and cup of bittersweet coffee. Now that wheels have expanded my range, I opted to go for a drive.
I ended up heading towards the Inter-Faith Furniture barn, which lies halfway between the office and my house. I popped in on the off chance they were selling something I absolutely had to have. Nothing really caught my fancy, though I did pick up some Mason jars that might end up being re-purposed for our wedding in one way or another. Despite the lack of bounty, I ended up spending more time there than I’d planned on, and had to pick something up to bring back to the office.
I swung by Cedars Deli on Edmonton Trail. Standing in line (and there is always a line), I waffled between getting a Shawarma or a Falafel sandwich, when the man in front of me casually asked for a Cornerstone on whole wheat. I was flabbergasted. I didn’t even know this was an option, nevermind what it was made of.
I watched with great interest as the sweaty middle-eastern server crushed a falafel ball onto the open pita before scooping Shawarma meat on top of it. It was a revelation. No longer was I limited to either/or. I could have both, in one magical pita sandwich.
When he raised his head and asked me what I wanted, it was a no-brainer.
“I’ll have what he’s having.”