Timeless Thoughts: School lunch orders
Timeless Thoughts is a monthly linkup hosted by Georgie and Tara, where bloggers write about something from their past – it could be an item, a place, an event – anything that evokes a trip down memory lane. Timeless Thoughts is held on the first Saturday of the month, and runs for two weeks.
Whew, it has been a busy past week, so I wasn’t able to post this on Saturday like I originally planned. It’s a good thing I wasn’t hosting! Head over to Tara’s blog to join the linkup for this month!
When I was younger (and still ate chicken, I guess), one of my favourite lunch orders was:
- 1 chicken drumstick
- 1 soup
Guess how much it cost me.
$2.20. For the lot.
$2.20! What a cheap lunch! I’d be lucky to get one sushi roll at a price of $2.20 these days. It was just so easy at school to order lunch for $5.
Then again, $5 was a lot back then.
About three years ago I wrote about how lunches were less than $5. Not long ago, someone at work made the comment that lunch orders were like putting money in a bag and then having it magically turn into lunch. Our brains aren’t like how they were as children, but there was just something so exciting about looking at a menu and ordering something and having it arrive in the glorious plastic lunch basket at the beginning of lunch. Pulling it out of the paper bag and everything.
Sometimes you knew what you were getting because you had gotten it before – safe move, really – other times you were keen to know what your lunch was like because you decided to try something new. Food wasn’t top quality, of course. And the time I graduated from high school, some ‘healthy’ options had been introduced into the school canteens, so I’m not completely aware of what it may be like now.
I doubt it’s chicken drumsticks, though.
It’s more expensive in comparison and really isn’t about the money, but a little part of me still has the same kind of giddiness inside when I look at a restaurant menu that lacks enough photography and I eagerly wait for my meal to arrive. 😍