All A Matter of Perspective

Flatmates Dave and Tony had a simple agreement. Each Saturday Tony would buy a five pack of doughnuts on the way back from his run and put them in the kitchen. Dave was welcome to share them, with the only stipulation being that he leave the last one for Tony. This arrangement worked well enough for about a month. Then, one morning after earlier having two each, Tony went to make a cup of coffee and to have the last doughnut.

“Dave, did you eat the last doughnut?” he shouted irritably.

“No,” his roommate replied.

“Then where did it go?”

“You ate it,” Dave responded.


“This morning at breakfast,” Dave said.

“I never did!”

“Yes, you did. You see, when you brought them in and then went for your shower, I opened the box and reversed the order of the doughnuts. So, you ate the last one at breakfast, and I helped myself to the first one a little while ago. It’s all a matter of perspective.”



There are numbers printed on the tin

Saying what nutrients lie within

They make the print is rather small

So most consumers don’t read it at all

For all the hidden sugar, salt, and “e”s

Must surely cause some type of disease

So the merchants hide facts in plain sight

Knowing we’ll buy it, thinking it will be alright



Electric Beater, Appliance, Silhouette

It said it was instant on the label. All that was needed was for the requisite amount of chilled milk to be measured and added to a bowl and then the packet added to the milk. This then was to be supplemented with a sweetener of choice to the taste of your choice to be added before whipping on medium speed with a whisk or blender for two to three minutes. This is then to set (ideally chilled) before serving. I think someone needs to consult their dictionary on the definition of “instant.”


Instant with Fandango


Kitchen, Cook, Pot, Cooking Pot, Stove

Dish it up – And serve it now

I’m so hungry – I could eat a cow

What do you mean? I have to wait?

I sitting here with an empty plate

You really should have started sooner

I’m quickly losing my sense of humour

“Eat some bread sticks while I wait?”

Is that what’s become of my fate?

If you take much longer – I’ll waste away

Can’t you meet me at least halfway?

Never mind

I’ll get a takeaway


As Autumn Comes

Cup of coffee - Zara Home

As autumn comes, and summer wanes

And iced frappuccino disappears from our coffee chains

We wait expectantly for the news to arrive

That the great pumpkin spice is alive

Linus in a patch might wait all night

But it’s Starbucks (or its rivals) where you’ll find the delight

Chilled passionfruit and mango put to bed for the year

And pay for hot latte at the cashier