Scout stared down at the menu as she sat in a little cafe. She had come there to do some homework alone and to eat, of course, around noon time that bright Saturday. Her waitress, Jenny, walked over to her table and asked Scout what she would like for lunch.
Scout ordered: A. the soup of the day
Scout ordered: B. The taco salad
Or Scout ordered: C. The cheeseburger and fries
Scout looked up at Jenny. “I’ll have your taco salad and a Dr. Pepper, please.”
Jenny jotted it down and headed off to the kitchen to turn the food ticket and get Scout her drink. Scout pulled out her notebook and math book. She worked for a few minutes on her math before Jenny returned with her drink. She continued to work until Jenny came back carrying a plate with a crispy tortilla bowl full of lettuce, corn, grilled chicken, sour cream, guacamole, black beans, and covered in a salsa dressing. Scout thanked Jenny and picked up her for. She stabbed some chicken and corn, licking her lips at the sight of the salad.
Scout brought it to her lips and took a bite, enjoying the flavors from the chicken and corn. She got fork full of lettuce, beans, and guacamole this time and put it in her mouth. She put her fork down in the salad, chewing happily.
As she sipped her drink, she was doing two more math problems. She broke off a piece of the bowl, scooped up some beans and sour cream, and plopped it in her mouth. She wiped her fingers off on her napkin and got back to work.
She finished her taco salad a couple of hours later, along with her third Dr. Pepper and her math homework. She packed up her bag, thanked Jenny again, and paid for her meal. She walked outside into the sun with a full belly and no more homework for the rest of the weekend.