I found out when I went home for Christmas that my sister's favourite sandwich is the same as my own: Fresh bread, butter, a slice of ham and a leaf of lettuce.
J and I were shopping today, and he mentioned a hankering for a Togo's sandwich for lunch. So, we went to pick one up after the classic Saturday whopper shop.
I said to the lady behind the counter that i'd like a ham and lettuce sandwich.
That comes with cheese. Do you want cheese? No, thank you. Mayonnaise? No. But, butter please. Butter? Yes, butter.
Lady rifles through a fridge under the counter. She retrieves 2 little wrapped up butter things that you get at hotel breakfasts. They're a bit hard, she says. She pops them in the microwave. Bread is buttered.
Butter on bread on display. Is that OK? Yep.
She picked up five slices of ham, which she separated and slopped on the bread. She reached for another twenty slices or so when I raised my hand and said That's enough ham, thank you. OK. They had lettuce.
It was tasty in the end. Apparently butter is weird in sandwiches, says J.
I'm an Australian designer who specialises in digital and cultural work. Most of my career thus far has been on the web, but I'm excited that it's starting to creep out into the real world.
I am the founder of Museum in a Box, making interactive museum objects with simple, fun tech, for wide-as-possible distribution, and I own a company called Good, Form & Spectacle, making design in service to cultural heritage for clients like The British Museum, MoMA, and the Wellcome Trust.
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