The Machinist and I took a day trip the other day, for research and development purposes, and while doing so we were determined to cheat on our diets. We've been good diet children and have adhered to a life of restraint and deprivation for over eight weeks now.
The day was gastronimically planned; coffee in one village, lunch in another. Afternoon coffee in yet another, smaller village. We left home too late for morning coffee and felt as if our stomachs were about to turn inside out and eat us, just as the big and small hand joined forces at twelve noon. We had arrived at our favourite cafe in time, but on entering, it was evident there was no seating available. We took a walk. Returned. Still no seating an hour later.
One has to sacrifice a lot when doing research and development. For instance - having to test several pies from several different cafes, bakeries and patisseries.
Food testing is a really hard job, and some of us just have to do it.
Food testing is especially hard when you have to check the quality of burgers, fries, coffee, friands and custard pies served on the 11pm late shift at Mr MacDonalds ...