I love Jon Stewart's show, and I especially love the "moment of Zen" segment he closes with every night.
I had a Gluten-free moment of Zen yesterday.
Setting: "Scoops" ice cream shop in downtown Milledgeville.
Characters: GF Ginger and her Spanish host son, Simon. Simon is working back in Spain but came to town, well, to see me. He was in Georgia for a wedding. We'd had a wonderful lunch and stolled up the street for dessert.
We peruse the ice cream offerings in the quaint shop, smelling the flavors and looking at all the rich goodies.
Me, to clerk: Is your ice cream base made with flour?
Clerk, to me: There is gluten in all our ice cream (Note that she said gluten. Aha! She's in the know).
Me: Really? Even in the plain flavors?
Clerk: Yes, we tell patrons worried about gluten issues that we cannot guarantee that any of our ice cream flavors are free of gluten. We do this to protect their health.
Me: Hmmm. That's strange. Even the sorbet?
Clerk: That is probably the safest.
Simon and I chat a second.
Me: OK, I'll have the sorbet.
Clerk: Would you like that in a cone?
Well, at least I had a great time with my beloved Simon.
Much love, Ging