One of the best things about summer is strolling down to the waterfront by my place and having lunch at the concession stand. They make wonderful burgers and fries. It’s not pretentious, just solid concession stand food for a decent price.

Since today is the last sorta sunny day for the next seven days or so, I decided to go there for lunch. My intention was to have a burger and fries.

I already hungry before I even leave my apartment. When I get there, I see a big sign on the concession stand counter. The hand-written sign informs all who can read, “FRYER BROKEN”. They can’t make any fried, which includes fries, onion rings, and chicken strips. They can, however, still make burgers and hot dogs.

Well, gosh darn it, half my lunch wasn’t available. I had committed to the concession stand, so I decided to get at least a burger but I really wanted some fries. In hindsight, I should have gotten a hot dog as well but I thought that would have been too decadent.

The people working the stand said it might be fixed tomorrow but there was no guarantee of that. Also, there’s a good chance it’s gonna rain tomorrow and do I want eat concession stand food for lunch two days in a row? I already have leftovers from dinner that I need to eat. Isn’t life difficult in the first world?

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