I am happy to report I just won another metal.
The first time I won, I had gone to a small restaurant. I ordered a lunch special--tofu, rice, gravy, and water chestnuts. The tofu and rice were nondescript, so I added some gravy. I mixed everything together on my plate. I put some in my mouth and that's when I realized how special my lunch was. There was something sharp and spiky in my mouth. I took it out and looked at a piece of wire. When I showed it to the waiter, he said it was a twisty tie from the vegetables. He gave me lunch on the house.
The next time I won, I was eating fresh-baked bread with my boyfriend at a restaurant. I enjoyed tearing off warm pieces of bread, fresh from the oven, and putting them in my mouth. I loved this until something clinked against my teeth. I took out the silver sliver and handed it to the waiter. He gave us baklava on the house.
Today, while eating hand-pulled noodles with sesame paste and leafy greens, I felt something odd, something tinny tiny on my tongue. I put it on my finger. The waiter said it must have fallen off the vegetables. He gave me the noodles on the house.
Someone said there's no such thing as a free lunch. That person has never been a three time metal award winner.
Causes Eva Schlesinger Supports
Center For Young Women's Development
Alameda County Library Foundation