Prompt: “No”, he said, “I like Vegemite”.

It was a beautiful, sunny day and I decided to go out for lunch with my best friend. We ordered our limousine driver to take us to the fanciest restaurant in the city, where they served gold-plated cupcakes and 3-carat diamond soup.

The waiter sat us down and poured us the finest spring water. He passed over a velvet and gold embroidered menu. “I would like the caviar and…”, I said. Before I could finish, I heard the waiter next to me explaining to a customer, “We have cheese, tomato and ….”, but he was interrupted by the man. “No”, he said, “I like Vegemite”.

Categories: 100 Word Challenge


Mrs Addleton · 25 November 2019 at 12:33 am

I love your take on this prompt! It made me wonder if I’ve ever seen marmite offered at a cafe or restaurant and I don’t think I have. Your description of the restaurant made it sound so exceptionally extravagant that hearing someone ask for marmite would be quite out of the ordinary. Perhaps the man didn’t really like caviar and wanted to mask the flavour a bit like I do with sprouts using horseradish!

Cath (Team100, Melbourne, Australia) · 25 November 2019 at 7:30 pm

Hello Jamison, this is a very well written piece. I enjoyed being taken to such an amazing setting. Your description made it very easy to imagine just the most expensive furniture, crockery etc. I love the idea of someone asking for vegemite in such a setting. My brother used to always want tomato sauce wherever he went. Well done.

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