Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Darren is a creature of habit. He finds something he likes, and from that point on, he's content with it. (Which bodes well for me, come to think of it.) Tonight, to appease our teenage daughter who has been scraping wallpaper and texture off the wall for 3 days, we went to Chili's. It's a running joke in our family that Darren ALWAYS orders the Chipotle Blue Cheese Bacon Burger. Always. Never grows tired of it. Even our boys, ages 3 and 4, know how to say Chipotle Blue Cheese Bacon Burger.

Darren's office is a quick walk from the downtown Subway sandwich shop. For years, he's eaten at Subway at least once a week (usually more). He always orders either the Meatball Sub or the one with salami and pepperoni. And he's always collected the little stamps that reward you with a free sandwich after you buy so many. Recently, he came home from work and, with a little pout on his lip and a trace on whine in his voice, he told me that Subway had discontinued their stamps program. BUT, he added, it's really a better deal for him in the end, because with their NEW program (the Sandwich of the Day), he ends up saving the equivalent of a sandwich for every 3 that he buys, instead of one for every 8. Yay! He's excited about saving that $2.99. I'm excited that he'll finally venture out and try some different sandwiches! For some odd reason that even I can't explain, that makes me happy.

Now if I could just get him to try Chili's Grilled Caribbean Salad. Or their Chicken Crispers. Or the Turkey Combo. Or the Chicken Caesar Pita. Or....

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