Everyone in the Bronx is doing more with less.
Juan Carlos woke up early this morning – 4:30 a.m. – and started baking.
“I hate putting my hands in dough,” Juan Carlos explained, “but things are tough all over.”
He still picked up a small bakery order – a few donuts, muffins and bagels – but there was a new sign taped to his coffee cart when customers arrived:
Large Coffee & Apple Square $1
“What’s an apple square?” someone asked.
“It’s just dough, apples and sugar,” Juan Carlos said.
The man checked the sign again.
“Okay,” he said. “For a buck I’ll take a large coffee and try an apple square.”
The man took a bite.
“This is pretty good,” he said, “but it looks too plain. Why don’t you cut them in the shape of a baseball diamond?”
Juan Carlos shook his head.
“Just turn it,” he said. “A square is a diamond.”
“Oh yeah,” the man said laughing at himself. “Then you should call them something like: Apple Baseball Diamonds. It’s all about marketing with these things.”
Juan Carlos shot the man a look and said:
“Just eat your damn apple square!”