Monday, January 12, 2009

Change for Lunch

Another highlight from hanging out with Logan at school was lunch. If you remember like I do, school cafeteria food ranks right above brussel sprouts and lima beans. There was one day in the 3rd grade when a lunch table cohort erecting the lost Incan tomb out of mushed peas. Better than eating them, right?

But, there was one meal that was coveted...pizza day! There is just something about those rectangle slices the kept me coming back. Friday being the only day I get a chance to eat with Logan, I have been on a year and a half journey toward pizza day. Last Friday the stars finally aligned and pizza was served on a Friday.

I have to say, I was a little disappointed. Rectangles have become trapezoids and the taste was just not the same as I remembered it from my childhood. I think we have all felt that way at some point in our lives, on some level we want things to stay the same. There is a certain comfort in the familiar.

In this day and age, change happens pretty quickly. Change and progress don't come easy, especially if the change affects us in a way we perceive as negative. How do you deal with change?

4 comments:

jake (to the) holla said...

other negative changes that came to mind

-Taco Bell used to have really sweet movie-tie-ins & contests (and awesome kids meal toys)... now they have customer surveys on receipts, and beyond-generic toys... boo that noise, right there.

-essentially NO music on MTV now, compared to what it's sole purpose was from the beginning...

-Barker out, Carey in.... the Price Is Right will never be the same...

Dot-Com said...

Too bad the pizza didn't live up to your memories.

Change is constant for me - I travel a lot and so I try to find the best of everything rather than look for what is different. If I didn't like the restaurant, chances are I'll blog about it, so in a way I use it to my advantage (what's better than a rambling about a bad hotel or an uncooperative hire car person?!)

Daniel said...

i never have been able to embrace change. I guess that I like a bit of routine and familiarity. I hope that relationships last forever and the things that I buy never wear out.

Brian Miller said...

I think part of accepting change is understanding change. understanding the why. Other times, I think we bristle at not being consulted about the change. I mean whay didn't Taco Bell talk to us before they got rid of the cool toys, like the Justice League or Xmen ones? lol. It also takes us out of our comfort zone. I embrace change, I just want my school pizza back...