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Eating Cheap is a Sandwich

2010-04-19 05:47:46

I know I am strange, I do not fit in, I am the odd duck, and that is ok.

Turkey Sandwich

San Pedro, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Monday, April 19, 2010
By Andy Graham of


Sneaking off to Eat
I have many friends, and the other day I felt strange sitting on the curb in front of the Chalas Supermarket in Panajachel, Guatemala. Why, because I was being secretive about my eating habits, I was hiding from my friends.

The Price I pay to Travel
I am the strange duck, when other people are trying to choose restaurants; I am walking into a supermarket and buying food for a sandwich. While they are delighted to explain their wonderful gorgeous rooms, I explain how my room is convenient.

I know I am hiding all these ugly duckling habits from my friends, even though I know that eating a turkey sandwich is healthier than eating in a restaurant. Moreover, living in convenient locations saves me time, money, and frustration, whereby, I can remain calm while they are stressed.

Sometimes I venture to explain my life, however that quickly becomes stressful, I cannot change people, places or things. If I wanted to brag, I would need to explain how to make bad decisions, and how I splurged, purchased something overpriced, just because I wanted it. One of my friends told me the other day that in the USA you can take classes in "lifestyle training."

"hoist with his own petard"
I was reading about William Shakespeare’s uses of the now proverbial phrase "hoist with his own petard" in Hamlet the other day. It seems to me paying good money for lifestyle training is a good example this as they "fall into one's own trap."

Eating Cheap is a Sandwich