Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Ploughman’s Lunchbox


Of course, it is a well-known fact that the Ploughman’s Lunch, far from being an invention of some advertising or marketing executive as the old folk tale has it, was - in fact - invented by the ladies of an English rural Village cake shop, who were all keen to sample the ploughman’s lunchbox. They did this to enable the ploughman to have plenty of time left over in his lunch hour to give those very ladies of the cake shop a demonstration of his ploughing abilities.

Of course, it was always possible, providing the ploughman kept control of his sweet pickle, for him to eat his ploughman’s lunch while ploughing the cake shop ladies to their full satiation.

Of course, not to be outdone by such demonstrations of culinary invention, Grand Uncle Stagnant has come up with a similar idea to help his dairymaids, by filling a baguette with his famed hot sausage for them to take into their mouths without having to take their hands from the cow’s udders.

Furthermore, the ladies of Little Frigging have taken it upon themselves to take turns in holding the tool of our local blacksmith, and amateur fireman, Strom Thighhammer, whenever he stops for a break. Each of the ladies is more than willing to offer him a place of warmth to put his tool when he is away from his forge, so that he does not catch a chill.

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