The cafeteria where I am working sells fish on Friday. Delicious. I typically buy two servings of fish along with rice and vegetables.
Today, they serve cod.
The happy checkout lady notices a business card fall from my wallet and mentions it.
'Thanks, I saw it fall, too. Two pieces of cod.
'They're real small, but looks good doesn't it?
'Very good.' I nod.
I pick a fork and napkin and go to a table reserved by a co-worker's handbag.
My first co-worker of three joins me and we continue our conversation.
My second co-worker approaches the table with a plateful of protein including ribs, barbecue beef, jalapeno cornbread, and braised sweet potato.
'Wish me luck guys! Can I eat all of this without making my new white shirt all messy?'
She pulls the edges by the shoulder of her shirt, 'See? White. Not so much after I eat.'
'Trade?' I ask.
'Serious?' She eyes my cod.
My eyes dart upwards, thinking.
'Yeah. Your lunch looks good.'
Trays pass across the table and we dig in to our unexpected lunches.
My other co-worker says quietly, 'That was the weirdest thing that I ever have seen.'