Yesterday, Richard and I had a little discussion about our favorite doughnuts. I think Richard is a slight bit off but then Krispy Kreme glaze will do that to you.
Richard: The weather is getting cooler, time for some Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
Me: What? Um, how ’bout Duncan Donuts?
Richard: You can’t be serious…you ain’t right.
Me: I knows what I like and it isn’t Krispy Kreme, Dick.
Dick: What? Oh, I get it.
Doughnuts, man’s sweat, delicious, I don’t feel like eating a bacon cheese burger right now, treat. As there are so many kinds to choose from because there are so many tastes to please. I prefer cake doughnuts (more specifically, chocolate cake with chocolate glaze); Richard prefers regular bread doughnut with sugar glaze (yes, we know it’s all sugar). Some like sprinkles while others prefer cream or fruit filling.
The one thing we agree on is that doughnuts have a place in our hearts and stomachs as much as in society–I think that should be the other way around.
I don’t remember the man’s name but many (okay, about 29) years ago a man who came from Vietnam had a doughnut shop just around the corner from my apartment when I lived in Imperial Beach, California. I was stationed at Naval Air Station, Coronado with an anti-submarine squadron. Most each morning I would stop for a doughnut and coffee before heading down the Strand to work. This man, every morning was getting up when I was going to bed to ensure that some sailor (me) could have a goodie on his way to work. Of course, it was all about me. (Ha, occasionally, I would pick up a dozen or two to share with the guys at work.) He would say, “You want the same? Yes, of course you do, sailor.” What a great smile he had–he was surrounded by doughnuts.
So, what’s your favorite doughnut?
Share a doughnut with a veteran — just because they might enjoy it.
Thank you to my brother and sister veterans for your service.