Somewhere between wearable food and klutziness lies the mystery of the missing meatball.
It started when a delectable Italian meatball lunch sandwich met up with yours truly. I paid for four happy meatballs. Now, there were only three. It was sad–because it was only there for a brief moment.
Meatballs can be difficult to keep under control–fair warning from me. I hated the “On Top of Spaghetti” song about a poor meatball that embarked on an unplanned journey when somebody sneezed.
The sneezing part was gross and disgusting. Wasn’t that why they had sneeze guards at salad bars?
The prodigal meatball was nowhere to be found. What to do–crawl under the table on hands and knees? The five-second rule had long passed–if anybody really followed it.
After paying the tab, getting ready to leave–there it was. The saucy, recalcitrant missing meatball was on the floor under the back of my chair. It was no longer a meatball worth chasing.
This has been an example of what not to do when eating meatball sandwiches presented as a public service. Don’t let this happen to you!