I have a serious problem with breakfast pastries. I love them. A lot. It’s hard for me to go to Starbucks and NOT buy a scone.
I also have a serious problem with free things. Like, I get all crazy and my eyes get big and my heart rate speeds up when I’m in Costco at lunchtime. I love free samples. Of anything. Shampoo, food, you name it. I’m addicted to little packets and I firmly believe that one bite of a deep fried piece of shrimp has no calories, because it is a sample and therefore, free.
So, you can assume correctly that free food + breakfast pastry would send me into an absolute tizzy. And you’d be right.
Way back in the dark ages, when I was a teacher at the high school I attended (what up, BHS peeps?), Wednesdays were staff meeting days. School started an hour later for the students, and we teachers got to go to a faculty meeting and enjoy the droning of whatever was deemed important that week.
It was also “Starbucks leftover day.” The best day of the week, if you ask me.
I don’t know if it was a mom who worked at the local Starbucks or if it was just some good samaritan parent who knew we teachers would devour anything free that wasn’t nailed down. Whoever she was, she was like a Goddess sent to us by the Heaven of Free Pastry.
The Goddess would bring in the day-old pastry, rescued from certain dumpster death, and drop them on the front counter in the main office for us.
But here’s the funny part. Were they in bakery boxes? No. Paper Starbucks bags? No.
She would drop them on the counter in all their glory…in a big, clear, plastic garbage bag. (So I never really knew if they actually came from the dumpster or if they were just awaiting their trip to the dumpster when she picked them up for us.)
And us teachers would descend on that garbage bag like it was the last food on earth. I’m amazed no one got penciled over a blueberry scone.
And if I got the blueberry scone? Then it was a good Wednesday.
There would most certainly been some bloodshed if these donuts had been part of the garbage bag.
A peanut butter donut. Dipped completely in chocolate. And topped with chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
Has your head exploded yet?
These were a Happy Birthday-Thank You gift for a friend of mine. I hope she doesn’t mind she only got five of them. I had to eat one. Blogging rule #1: always taste.
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