Wednesday, October 07, 2009
The Church of Tesco
Even when all other restaurants had betrayed us, Tesco was there, offering up cold sandwiches in boxes for surprisingly cheap. I resisted at first, but her siren song called to me one lonely Sunday night when the Subway's credit card machine broke, and every other restaurant was either closed or super-expensive. It was then that I gave in, finally coming to grips with the fact that this particular brand of boxed meal wasn't that bad. Sure, there were some bizarre combinations--"prawn and cucumber," "ham (no cheese)," and "lettuce and tomato (no bacon)"--but when you found a good one, like this particular ham and cheese combination, it was as good as anything you got at Fred Meyer.
I estimate that, during our time in not just London but the UK generally, Gina and I consumed 2,568 boxed sandwiches. Mainly because every other place was prohibitively expensive for Americans and their worthless currency.