Ham & Swiss on Rye

Today, my son emptied out the milk carton and announced we needed more milk. He was heading out to a physical therapy appointment at 11 (remember his broken foot? Getting better!), so I gave him a short grocery list and some cash.

Pick up two sandwiches at the deli: one for you, one for me (ham and swiss on rye)

So a few hours later, he returned with the groceries. The sandwich he picked up for me was…

Ham and swiss on rye. That was it. No mayo, no mustard, no lettuce, no tomatoes. Just a very dry sandwich.

Sigh. I am surrounded by very, very, very literal men. My Husband, my two sons.

Any cures? Or commiserations?

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Angie says:

    Commiseration – yes! My dh and son are both very exacting what they expect from others, but yet are very non-committal or or generic in their responses to others….sounds like a double standard to me!

  2. Dan Endy says:

    It could be worse. I could have messed up that shopping trip royally. It's my spiritual gift.