By: Revanche

Sometimes you needn’t even ask

April 4, 2010

I was having a distinctly teenager moment on the way home from a fantastically fun screening of The Last Unicorn with Peter S. Beagle in attendance.  Not just the goofy giddiness that comes of seeing an iconic figure, hearing him speak (he’s funny), sitting two rows behind him.  Cravings are what I’m after — cravings for donuts.

A’course, in my advanced years, I only wanted one donut, not the dozen and odd that would have been inhaled ten years ago.

My companion remembered a donut chain that was open until midnight, we had plenty of time.  Pulling up in front of the darkened shop, I started to resign myself to going without.  My companion popped out of the car to check anyway, “what’s the worst that can happen?  They can just say no.”

Well, no, the worst that can happen is the guy can respond to your “can I get two glazed donuts, please?” with a stuffed box (that won’t close) of a full dozen glazed and sugary heart attacks and a sack of mini glazed doughy chunks.  All for free.

Why is that bad, you ask?  How can you say no? But then, what are we going to do with all of these donuts??

If they don’t go stale by then, I’ll gladly take them in to work on Monday, but glazed donuts don’t store well when crowded so now we’ve got to separate them.  Like an army of pastries.

12 Responses to “Sometimes you needn’t even ask”

  1. L.A. Daze says:

    Yum! I haven’t had donuts in a while now. And you got so many for free! Lucky!

  2. *Drooling* Donuts are now on my ‘Banned for Life’ food list … *sob* but dang! they look good!

  3. Shevy says:

    Free and Donuts! Together! How good is that?

  4. Serendipity says:

    I like to think this is good karma coming back in the form of a donut feast! * smuggles donut out of box*

  5. Yummy! 🙂

    Hope that you gave yourself a treat after your moving fiasco’s!

  6. I was typing this message when the earthquake hit. How scary it was! See what you’re missing up there in SF.

    P.S. My original comment was going to be how mean to post pictures of delicous looking doughnuts. I’m trying to diet….

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’m NOT even going to look at the picture. I’m NOT even going to look at the picture. I’m NOT …oooh, those look yummy!! 😉

    BTW, my word verification is “parse,” and somehow that reminds me to wish you good luck and success in your new job! Knock ’em dead!


  8. RC says:

    Were you at Wondercon? This year was my first time there.

  9. Shelley says:

    Surely you could freeze them? In bite-sized bits – the only way to keep the calories under control. I freeze grated cheese so as to keep it out of temptations reach!

  10. Carolyn says:

    Mmmmm…. those donuts look GOOD.

  11. Mmm. Donuts. As a Canadian, I approve of this post. *thumbs up*

  12. Revanche says:

    @L.A.Daze: Me neither, it was the oddest craving I’ve had in a LONG time.

    @R-MOM: oh dear, I’m sorry. But it’s for the best!

    @Shevy: Fan-tas-tic!

    @Serendipity: Heheh, I hope good karma continues to be creative.

    @Aspiring Minimalist: These were a most excellent treat, I think. 🙂 That and letting myself go to the screening at $10/ticket.

    @Bucksome Boomer: And you were one of the closest people I know to the earthquake! Glad you’re safe, though.

    @Sabrina: Thank you ma’am! I placed the pictures lower juuust in case. 🙂

    @RC: This was supposed to be my first year there, but no, unfortunately I was too swamped with New Job business. Was it awesome?

    @Shelley: I would have but we managed to give them to visiting family, more than half of them were taken away the next day which was perfect.

    @Carolyn: I love glazed donut holes to begin with. Free donut holes? HEAVEN.

    @AP: LOL! You are hilarious!

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