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Eating Subway with Shel Silverstein

Previously . . .

I Asked Shel Silverstein About the Meaning of Life

A Conversation with Shel Silverstein

Hey, Shel – I know you’re busy brooding right now, but I have an idea that might perk you up.

Want to get Subway for lunch?

I knew that would get you excited. So what do you want?

I know – it can be a tough decision.

BMT?

Black Forest Ham?

Veggie Delight?

What? You’re not helping me out much here, Shel.

I tell you what – why don’t you just go with me? That way you can see all your options. It’s pretty cold, though. You’ll probably want to wear a fur coat with a floppy collar.

*25 MINUTES LATER*

Okay, a rotisserie chicken wrap for me and a meatball sub for you. Hey, your sub is pretty messy. Why don’t we eat on the deck?

Let’s dig in.

*NOM NOM NOM NOM*

What?

Why are you looking at me like that?

Oh, you’re trying to say grace. Sorry.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

Comments

  1. *belly laugh* your Silverstein conversations are epic!

  2. THIS IS HILARIOUS AND TERRIBLE.

    Shel wouldn’t say Grace. He’d say Ha’Motzi. Although he probably wouldn’t do that either. He’s looking at you like that because he’s thinking of doing unspeakable things to you after he finishes his sandwich.