Imaginary pie


My boss brought quiche in today.  (Besides being a loan officer, he’s a restaurateur – which really works to my benefit considering I like to eat.)

My piece didn’t stand a chance – I heated it up and poured my small ramekin of hot sauce on the side of my paper plate and devoured.

A while later, after he’d just eaten his, I went into his office and sat at his desk to discuss a file with him.

Now, I KNEW he had eaten quiche.  But, in the split second that I caught a glimpse of his empty paper plate, stained orange from the sauce – topped with his crumpled napkin, my mind saw something completely different.


Me:   Want to hear how my mind works?

Him: (Audible eye roll)

Me: I KNEW you had quiche – but when I glanced at your plate, what I saw was remnants of pumpkin pie with a mound of whipped cream

Him: You need help

Me: No, I have an imagination

Him: No, you really need help


I kept smiling – but inside, I was frowning and I actually allowed myself to wonder for a moment if perhaps I really am a little teeny-tiny bit crazy.  (I even asked my best friend – who assured me via email I’m not.  Then again, birds of a feather …)

I left clutching the file to my chest and wanting to smuggle his plate out to serve as ‘Exhibit A’. 

I would then have been able to show it to other people in the building.  I needed confirmation that it wasn’t just me.  After all, it was only this week no one could see my snowman’s arm!

Instead of giving more people reason to believe I need help of the mental kind, I have reenacted his plate using mine. (Which isn’t weird at all … okay, it’s totally weird, but it was the lesser of two weirds.)

You can’t tell me this doesn’t look like pumpkin and whipped cream!  No?  Squint.


About debaucherysoup

I've traveled 4 continents, affording me experiences and adventures to last a lifetime. Most important was the exposure to other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. I'm also mom to one of the most amazing human beings I know.

Posted on December 4, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. That ‘punkin pie looks good!!! I don’t see the problem with this pie pic. You enjoy life, that’s really all there is to it!

  2. So real men don’t eat quiche, but real estate men do? Is that the lesson of this post??? 🙂

  3. I guess real men would rather be caught eating quiche. Pumpkin pie is much more masculine.

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