The Best Laid Sandwiches

 April 21, 2012
Two cities, Tampa and Miami, are locked in a battle to claim the Cuban sandwich as its own.
april 25, 2012
And the winner is….

After an admirable effort by the upstart Miami Cuban community, the people have chosen Tampa as the true home of the Cuban sandwich.

Isn’t all food in flux,  like the river of time? It’s never 1:05 or 2:17 or any other o’clock. Time is always on its way to somewhere else. Becoming 1:06 or 2:18. Can something be the best? Is that a static state? Nah. Not in an ever changing world. Superlatives, claims, titles and best ofs exist to be knocked back, do they not? Life is tippy at the pinnacle. Hell, in high school you would not catch me being first flute. No place to go but down. Who wants to be the best?, she said, spoken like a true underachiever.

Any Cuban, bad, good or mediocre is bound to be pretty darn good. Who makes a Cuban other than someone who likes a Cuban? And doesn’t the simple intent invest the sandwich with grandness?

So many questions.

All doled with a grain of salt considering I am a suspicious person due to my personal pedagogical method.


4 responses to “The Best Laid Sandwiches

  1. I can’t believe you call yourself an underachiever. We are the house of underachievers over here. Maybe we should have a contest for the “best underachiever.”

    I can’t even remember what comic strip it was in, but there was a bit about the phenomenon of all kids getting trophies to boost their self esteem. One kid got “most improved tryer.” We use that line a lot now. Jon often claims to be the “most improved tryer” but he is usually not.

    Suits-Herself Cindy

  2. That was Jeff Redfern from Doonesbury, the original most-improved-tryer. He tied for first with everybody else in his second grade class.
    As to claims on being our household’s most-improved-tryer, what would you be if you didn’t even try? You have to try. So after a lot of thought, I’d like to reconsider. Please, if it’s not too late, make it a cheeseburger.

  3. Perhaps Jon is not usually the “most improved tryer” because he does not want to outshine anyone. He could be the “most modest underachiever”. Also, can a tie be among many? It isn’t just two, like twins? I mean, you can’t have 22 twins, can you, unless you are talking about 44? Can you tie with everybody? I spose if you are writing Doonesbury, you can do whatever you want.

  4. A tie can be among many: “a result in a game or other competitive situation in which two or more competitors or teams have the same score or ranking; a draw”. Thus, we could all be (fit to be) tied.

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