Thursday, 18 March 2010
We have a visitor
Yesterday, Mr Ayak's new business partner, Mehmet, arrived.
They spent the best part of the day out on the terrace with lots of paperwork, making plans for the new business.
As you know, we don't have any money at the moment, so there's not much in the way of food for us, let alone guests.
I decided to make toasted sandwiches for lunch, with cheese, salami and tomato. My Turkish toasted sandwich maker takes half of one of our normal Turkish loaves, which is quite a substantial lunch for one person. It works better with day-old bread so it's a good way of making sure leftovers are used. I put the first of the prepared sandwiches into the machine, closed the lid and secured it...and the whole machine just snapped into pieces. It's completely beyond repair.
I had nothing else to offer but the un-toasted sandwiches. Not very appetising with old bread. I was a bit embarrassed but I needn't have worried. What a charming man Mehmet is...he just sympathised about the broken machine, and happily ate the sandwich...thanking me, and saying it was delicious (it wasn't!). Mr Ayak of course ate his...because, in our present circumstances, he'll eat anything!