Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Respite (Overheard #3)

Emma and I have been working hard. Today, taking a lunch-time break, we dropped in to our local Pie Minister - they've just opened a shop-cafe near us that seems to be doing very well.

As I began to eat my Thai Chook Pie and Emma surveyed her Heidi Pie, I did nearly splurt pie fragments upon overhearing some middle-aged fellow diners:

Female: (concerned) Oh dear.

Male: What's the matter?

Female: I've just seen a woman wi' one leg. It's put me off m' pie*.

Male: (commiserating) Aaah.

* indicates moment of near-splurting.

A moment of pie-eater empathy, right there.

And beautifully rendered too.


LB said...

Ooooh, I am partial to a Pie Minister pie. I have a soft spot for the Chicken of Aragon, myself.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

My goodness, you do tell a tale.

PI said...

That made me laugh - as opposed to grin. Ta! Visions of Mrs Lovett.

Ben said...

Amazingly good pies. I'm with ST - instinctively I imagined the Mr Porky would be best, but I think my favourite has to be Chicken of Aragon. Nothing - not even one-legged women - would put me off one of those.