I know you are supposed to prepare your lunch the night before, but like most things I start the week strong and end it...well weak. What starts as a civilized and orderly meal plan can quickly turn into a mad scramble for food: tossing it slapdash into a bag that might as well be a bindle with a chunk of cheese and loaf of bread.
Yesterday was a middle ground day. I was taking the time to wash my grapes, but not necessarily taking the care needed to ensure I didn't lose any. Three or four green grapes popped off of the bunch and dropped into the dirty dishes that, due to another aspect of my life that slowly loses my attention over the week, I had not put away the night before.
I looked at them for a moment and to no one but myself said: "Well that's no grape loss."
Turning to put the grapes away I stopped and realized what I had just said. I smiled, thought that quickly turned into a full-on cackle. Of course I deliver one of the best puns of my life and no one is around to appreciate my clever word play.
I immediately sent a text to a friend I knew would get a good groan out of it and left for school where I proceeded to share it with my students.
Their visible cringe was a delight and definitely the sign that I had made a good pun.
This post is part of the 14th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge.