Tossed sandwiches and egg salads

The Lawn-Cutting Crew is a humor fiction blog. It's sort of like a comic strip, but without the drawings. It offers self-contained chapters and lots of laughs.

It was approaching noon on a sweltering summer day. We were driving down the highway in the maintenance truck when Crew Leader Carl made an unexpected turn into a supermarket parking lot. 

He eased into a parking space and pulled all the way through, the truck and trailer occupying two spots. 

“I didn’t make a lunch, so I’m going to run in and get something,” he said. “Anyone else coming in?”

The other guys murmured, shaking their heads.

“I’ll come in,” I said.

Carl turned. “Isn’t that your lunchbox you’re holding in your lap?”

“Yeah,” I said, “but all I have is an egg-salad sandwich that Joanne made.”

“What’s wrong with an egg-salad sandwich?”

“I hate it,” I said. “I can’t stand egg salad, but I don’t have the heart to tell Joanne. She’s been waking up early to make me a lunch, and this is the third day in a row that she’s packed me an egg-salad sandwich. I don’t want her to know that I’ve been throwing it out with the lawn clippings.” 

“Well, that’s a terrible thing to do,” Carl said. “You ought to be ashamed of yourself, lying to her like that.” 

I leaned forward. “Hey, what about you? What’s in that brown paper bag next to you on the seat? I thought you said you didn’t make a lunch?”

“I didn’t,” he said, looking down at the paper bag and sighing. “My girlfriend did. It’s a tuna fish sandwich with pickles.”

“Let me guess,” I said. “You hate tuna fish?”

“And pickles,” he said. “Just about as much as you hate egg salad, apparently.”

Author: Allen

I’m a humorist and fiction writer, as well as the author of two books. One is a collection of humor, and one is a collection of short stories. Both books are available on Amazon. I always wanted to write a comic strip, but I can’t draw. Not even a stick-person. So that’s why “The Lawn-Cutting Crew” is a comic strip without drawings. I hope you enjoy!

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