Thursday, January 14, 2016

Out of Luck

This is Day 9 of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaa. Today's prompt is Slim Pickings. Please visit the other participants for more interesting views on this topic.



Have you ever gone to a potluck and find you were just out of luck instead?  There is a local event that I have attended a couple times. The decorations are tropical and the atmosphere is festive. There is music playing as people stream in to find a seat - friends and strangers sitting together at the many tables, each adorned with a centerpiece and a label. 

That label, my friends, is important. You must take note and pay attention. Each label on each table is an island name such as Oahu or Maui. To get to the food that each of you has lovingly prepared (or bought on the way) and carefully placed on the long serving tables, you must now wait for your island to be called. 

And wait...and wait...until all the other islands have been called and yours is the only table left sitting and there are three tables worth of people still in line ahead of you. By the time you inch your way to the front of the line, what looked like food for an army is now slim pickings indeed!

Now don't get me wrong it is a fun, hugely attended event and the staff goes out of their way to ensure everyone has good time...you just might not want to go hungry. In all fairness, my table wasn't always last - once it was next to the last.



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4 comments:

  1. Hi Linda - it can happen can't it ... people are greedy, or don't realise they only need a sample and there are others to share. I guess it's swings and roundabouts ... but I expect you're always careful with the amount you plate up ... still it's the company that counts?! Cheers Hilary

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    1. This was dinner, and there were a lot of people there which is why a lot of stuff was wiped out. I was hoping for some fried chicken, though. Next time I may eat before I go and just have dessert.

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  2. It's happened every time we go to a potluck. I totally relate.

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    1. It's sad when you're hungry and you have smelled the food all the way there, only to end up with what nobody else wanted and dessert. OK, dessert is not bad, but I do like dinner first.

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