© The Ponder Room
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
When hunger meets reality.
You’re at an international food festival ...
You’re standing in a queue for what seems to be a very popular noodle dish. After twenty minutes you finally reach the front, pay your money and take your steaming plate off to a quiet spot.
As you move away from the bench and venture back past the line of envious faces, you stumble on a paving stone, which causes your prized plate of noodles to begin it’s descent.
Using skills reminiscent of a Cirq de Soliare headline act, you somehow manage to steady the plate without loosing a single noodle. In doing so however your eyes happened to glance to the side ....
It’s then you notice the large pot next to where you purchased your noodles. Clearly it has something to do with the noodle production. You stand looking. The contents resemble a Masterchef challenge - one where contestants are given a dish in need of major work before it can be deemed edible.
You ponder … much prized stock or cesspool of salmonella ... to eat or not to eat, that is the question?