Every so often, an all-news e-mail goes out that has reporters leaping from their chairs and dashing to the counter in the newsroom.
The subject line goes something like this: “Bagels on the counter.”
Darn my luck this morning, though. The free bagels happen to coincide with a nasty flare-up of TMJ, which has my left jaw joint aching badly at every chomp. Yesterday, I could hardly chew a banana.
This morning, I’m faced with one of the chewiest of treats: a sesame bagel.
Just to show you how ridiculous I am, I am gingerly gumming this thing right now, even as I write this posting.
But when lunch time comes around, I’m sure I won’t be in the mood to work this aching jaw muscle anymore. So I’m wondering — would it be irresponsible for me to just drink a smoothie for lunch?