Once upon a time there was a Queen who ruled over her kitchen with a mighty hand. On Sunday evenings, the Queen liked to clean out the fridge and utilize all the leftovers and veggies that were left. The Queen liked to start off the week with a clean slate. The Queen was a little weird this way…
So one Sunday Eve, the Queen took out a container of lentil/tomato cassoulet, and a small bowl of rice and set to reheating them. After glancing at the freezer and the cabinets the Queen made a royal decree:
“I have tuna and cheddar, rye bread and bagels. Who wants what?”
The Princess answered “Tuna, cheese and bread please.”
The King responded. “Bread. Tuna. No cheese.”
And the Queen took four slices of rye out of the freezer, and got the tuna down from the shelf. She then began assembling the hodgepodge that would be called “Dinner”. As she stirred and reheated, the King entered the kitchen. He looked at the griddle where the bread was heating and stated:
“Where’s my bagel?”
And the Queen looked at him askance.
“You said bread.” The queen responded.
“Bagel is bread” The King retorted.
And the yes it is, no it’s not went on for a few rounds until the Queen said:
“If I send you to the royal market and ask you to pick up bread, are you coming home with a dozen bagels?”
The King got a little red in the face and sort of stomped his feet like a petulant toddler. Finally he said:
“Ok. I see your point. Maybe you are more correct in this incident. But you have to understand my point of view.”
And the Queen just looked at him for a second, then put two slices of rye bread on each plate and said:
“Just make the tuna.”
And she walked out of the kitchen and lived happily, and correctly, ever after.