For lunch today I chose the beef stew.
This decision caused three alternative universes to wink into existence.
In one of these alternative universes an alternative Lance Mannion had a chicken salad sandwich.
In the second alternative universe, the alternative Lance had the ribs leftover from take-out the other night.
I thought that in the third alternative universe, the alternative Lance met Sarah Jessica Parker at an outdoor cafe in Manhattan and the two shared a dessert while she complained about how Matthew Broderick was never home anymore.
It turned out that it was in this alternative reality I was supposed to have lunch with SJP.
By the time I realized this it was too late.
I had totally blown her off.
And then Matthew happened to wander by the cafe where she was waiting and they had a long heart to heart and worked things out.
So there goes that opportunity.
At least the stew was good.