Spam

Always a fan of new experiences, today I stood in my kitchen under the map of Hawaii and opened a can of Spam.

In my life, I have opened many cans, but never a can of Spam.

Then I made hash. I included the Spam and some sauteed breadfruit.

In my life, I have sauteed many things, but never breadfruit.

Then I fried some eggs and put them on top of the hash.

In my life, I have fried many eggs.

It was not a momentous occasion, but it was significant. From now on, whenever anyone asks if I have opened a can of Spam and eaten it with sauteed breadfruit, I can tilt my head and raise my eyebrows and say, “Why, yes. Yes, I have.”

I am a changed woman, slightly more sophisticated and worldly than I was yesterday, and all because of a can of Spam and a breadfruit.