One-Liner Wednesday: Useful Phrase

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If you’re a fan of The Office, you’ll understand today’s one-liner. If not, maybe not.

Hello Fresh offered me a few weeks of discounted meals, so I resubscribed. I’m going to reunsubscribe, because it’s just too expensive, and most of the recipes are too damn fiddly. And I order the vegetarian meals, so I don’t really need those nasty keep-the-meat-cold bags they pack stuff in.

ANYWAY, more often than not, I just take the packages apart and use the ingredients however I want to. One meal came with a totally inappropriate cucumber and no menu card, so I guess it was supposed to be a salad? I was complaining to Sara about it, and I said:

They sent me a cucumber the size of that’s what she said.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Oversized and out of place.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “One-Liner Wednesday: Useful Phrase

  1. Dan Antion

    November 1, 2023 at 7:26am

    I miss The Office. Great one-liner. I’ve never been interested in meal kits, and hearing “expensive” and “fiddly” in the description doesn’t make me want to rethink.

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      Marian Allen

      November 1, 2023 at 9:32am

      Yeah, I was not feeling the cooking love for a while, there, and I thought the meal kits might goose it up. It did, and I’m ready to quit that again.

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