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Catered Affairs

September 23, 2010

A local sandwich shop displays a big sign: “HAVING AN AFFAIR? We cater.” Now I’m no expert on affairs, but this seems too grand, too public. Aren’t affairs usually hidden, secret, shocking to discover? I suppose lovers risking a tryst at a grand hotel might try room service. But catering? Tables piled high with meatball subs and broccoli-cheese soup, even in bread bowls, must tempt in ways I can’t imagine.

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  1. Hannah says:

    That is too funny!

  2. John Griffin says:

    Where did you find this? I really would like to get a picture of that before they take it down.

    • hmacy says:

      It’s been in our local Quizno’s. Their food is good, and sometimes I go for the amusement rather than being repelled on principle. I’ve never asked them about their sign, man of courage that I am.

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