Britain must have a dearth of good news today, Or they celebrate a boring day with the dry wit the Brits are known for. Today was “National Toast Day” I learned from scanning Facebook. As I am waiting for the ‘Calming Tea’ to make me sleepy, I just had to comment.
Sure enough there are several references online to this day! And not being particularly imaginative this evening — it was a LONG day at work and commuting was — well, let’s just say I ended up at home feeling like, you guessed it dear reader, TOAST!
And oddly enough, this was the first day I brought a loaf of bread, wheat bread, to work. You cannot get toast – and no slices of bread separate unto themselves, at our work cafeteria at any time other than breakfast. So here I am this morning, in ignorant abandon, having toast.
Good think I didn’t try asking for it like acting legend, Jack Nicholson.
As a man in his late 50’s, I recall this scene if not necessarily the whole movie. But anytime I have a little difficulty with an order or request, I am tempted to get flippant and ask for plain, dry toast.
Such an odd day to ponder other uses for a baked good.
From DICTIONARY.COM: . Idioms
be toast, Slang. to be doomed, ruined, or in trouble:
If you’re late to work again,
After all this, I would rather just drink a toast to the approaching Friday. The weekend is almost here. To make it through tomorrow, Friday, I will need a little nightcap. Though my spouse is asleep, I will raise a glass of my favorite beverage in her honor. For I don’t drink alone…
that’s a TOAST