Not ready to call it a crisis

April 2, 2012 Comments Off on Not ready to call it a crisis

I refuse to believe that our neighborhood is going down hill, but I now have two reasons to be concerned.

On Sunday, I learned that The Bagel Store is no longer planning to sell pumpernickel bagels. I’m not sure if they can really call themselves a bagel store without pumpernickel. This may require a petition, and I’ve been reassured that signatures won’t be difficult to come by. If pumpernickel does not return, this may mean my loyalty will switch from The Bagel Store to Bagelsmith, a few blocks farther from my home, and that’s bad news because even if they have pumpernickel bagels, I’m certain they won’t be as good. Should I need a bagel, it’s not realistic for me to get on the train and go across the river to the mecca, Ess-A-Bagel. I’d love to see some outrage. Stamping our frequent-bagel-eater card to compensate isn’t going to cut it, Bagel Store. Because what am I supposed to do when I earn a free bagel?

To add to my growing unease, on the same day I learned about the pumpernickel tragedy, someone on my block discarded a perfectly good copy of This is Spinal Tap at the base of a tree. Granted, it’s VHS and I’d like to think that this neighbor had simply upgraded to DVD format, but still. What am I supposed to make of this?

They say bad things happen in threes. I say, no more bad omens, please.


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