Surely I’m not the only one who has passed a few seconds, minutes, or more contemplating what I’d do if I won the current Powerball drawing ($1.5 billion the last I heard).
Seems like most people say they’ll buy a new house or car, quit their job and travel, invest, donate to favorite charities, share with friends, etc. All the usual stuff. But I mean beyond all the usual grand, altruistic things that everyone talks about. I mean the single most personal, special, self-indulgent thing you can think of. I know you must have some secret little dreams hidden away. We all do.
As it happens today I was getting a haircut and the stylist and I began kicking ideas around. The best idea I came up with offhand was college funds for my grandkids, with some sort of guaranteed income for them thereafter. And then the stylist hit upon my favorite idea to date — a personal chef.
I drool just thinking about it. New and different gourmet cuisine at every meal. The freshest ingredients. Delicious dishes I’ve never seen before. Etc., etc. Of course said chef would need a properly equipped kitchen, which would probably require a newer, bigger house.
But the point is, grocery shopping, storage, and cooking for one is a colossal pain in the ass. You can’t buy in quantity, especially not fresh items, because you just can’t eat it up fast enough. Things don’t store well for long. You throw out tons of food that has expired or spoiled or otherwise become unusable. And eventually you just give up and resort mostly to prepackaged prepared foods, frozen dinners, etc. If you live alone, you know what I’m talking about. If not, you probably can’t begin to imagine. Oh, and it’s worth pointing out that in the suburbs, the routine is driving to the supermarket to stock up maybe once a week. There’s no little market on the corner where you can pick up fresh things every day.
So yes, I want a personal chef. I want someone who will do all the meal planning, all the grocery shopping, all the kitchen management, all the food preparation, all the service of delightful gourmet meals, and of course, all the clean-up.
That’s it. A personal chef. What’s your favorite idea for Powerball winnings?