Bring your own bagels

From now on, I’m bringing my own bagels for breakfast. Ever since Au Bon Pan reopened downstairs, they have been incredibly stingy with the cream cheese. It costs $0.99 for a bagel and $1.00 for cream cheese, and they barely put any on. I asked for extra cream cheese once, and they tried to charge me an extra dollar. I spoke to the manager and he was very understanding, told me that they should be putting more cream cheese on, and didn’t charge me. But when he’s not there, forget it.

Rather than worry about it, I’m just going to bring my own bagels from now on and leave some cream cheese in the fridge at work.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.