Joe and I went Christmas shopping downtown today and stopped in the River Street Deli for lunch. It’s truly one of the best delis in town – plus we had a buy one, get one free coupon.
The only problem with the deli is, the owner – not from the South – is a little like the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld. No, that’s not true. He is almost exactly like the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld.
If you try to alter the sandwich you’re ordering in any way, he starts arguing with you and will proceed to give you a sermon on how the integrity of the sandwich will be ruined if you change it…….but he’ll make it the way you want it – “if that’s what you really want to do.”
Joe decided to compromise with the guy and only added a small amount of mayo to his roast beef sandwich, and did without the requested lettuce and tomato.
Nothing ruins a roast beef sandwich like lettuce and tomato.
But Joe had to admit to the owner it was truly one of the best sandwiches he’d ever eaten.
My integrity-intact turkey sandwich was very delicious, as well.
Meanwhile, these two men caught my eye. They looked like really good friends whom were having a good conversation. Turns out, the man on the right is a priest.
I wonder if he got the sandwich sermon, too?