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“Here you go,” said Greg, sliding the plate just under Brigid’s drooping nose. She blinked at it as if trying to determine what planet it came from.

“What’s…?” she managed to say.

“Cinnamon raisin toast, with peanut butter,” said Greg. “The pantry’s a bit on the empty side, so I had to improvise. But this has got protein, carbs, and—”

“Raisins,” said Brigid.

“Yes, those too,” said Greg.

“I can’t eat bread with raisins in it. That’s just nasty.”

“What are you talking about? You eat raisins all the time.”

“Not in bread I don’t. The idea is revolting!”

Greg turned and gave her a look. “Seriously. You begged me to make you some breakfast, now you don’t want it because it has raisins in bread.”

“How could anybody of sound mind eat raisins in bread? What were the people who made this stuff thinking?” Brigid blinked painfully at the plate.

“Lots of people like cinnamon raisin bread!”

“No they don’t.”

“What!” said Greg.

“And if they do, they’re wrong.”

I like cinnamon raisin bread,” said Greg.

“No, you’re mistaken,” said Brigid.

Greg scowled. “That doesn’t even make sense.”

“It’s morning,” said Brigid. “You of all people should know I don’t make sense in the morning.”

“Fine,” said Greg. “I’ll eat it, then. You can have the only other thing left in the pantry. Hope you like ‘Hamburger Helper’ without the hamburger.”

“Does it have raisins?”

“Uh … no.”

“Slice me off a piece.”

-The Gneech

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Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.


( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 18th, 2010 12:28 pm (UTC)
Brigid makes perfect sense here. Biting into some delicious food only to discover a raisin lurking there is disgusting.
Oct. 18th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
Disgustingly AWESOME! ;P

Oct. 18th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
If the raisins were on their own, they'd be fine. Baking makes them turn sinster.
Oct. 18th, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
6___6 i like raisins in my bread. and my bagels. and my kheer.
Oct. 18th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
What's kheers, precious?

Oct. 18th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
indian rice pudding, basically. I can bring some this weekend, if you like. A local place does it quite nicely.
Oct. 18th, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)

Never had CINNAMON raisin bread, the regular kind is just great for me. Exatron: there's no way you can have raisin bread and not know what it is. These raisins don't hide :)

I suppose Brigid doesn't like tea, either?
Oct. 18th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
you put me in mind of an old Garfield strip, back when it was still sometimes funny.
Oct. 18th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
Oct. 18th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
It's really easy to hide raisins in the swirl of cinnamon bread. The cinnamon/sugar/butter mixture turns dark when baked, making it the perfect camoflague.
Oct. 18th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
“It’s morning,” said Brigid. “You of all people should know I don’t make sense in the morning.”
I LOVE non-morning people. They're so fun to tease. ^.^

And for some reason I hated raisins as a kid, but I like them muchly now.
Oct. 18th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
Just be careful where you do it. Here in Texas, some of the non-morning people are armed, and technically "The sumbitch needed killin', your honor!" is still on the books as a valid defense argument. :D
Oct. 18th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
Is this personal experience? ;-) Pity, I've perfected my Robin Williams "Good Morning [Vietnam or other location]" greeting ;-)
Oct. 19th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
I have to agree with Brigid on this one. Raisin are fine by themselves, but they don't belong in most things into which they are oft put. The oft-putting is off-putting.
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