Slawka G. Scarso

Short stories, poems and the odd travel note // Racconti, poesie, e qualche appunto di viaggio

Buffet People

Published fiction

Buffet People

My humour piece featured in Funny Pearls.

I guess buffets will be the last thing to make a return after lockdown. If you think about it, they didn’t look safe even before the pandemic. That little dollop of something that clearly didn’t belong in that casserole tin, left by a promiscuous serving spoon. The greasy cutlery that passed from one hand to the next, then fell into the tray to be pulled out later, with a wipe at best. It’s possible, of course, that buffets actually strengthened our immune system. But germs and food standards aside, what has always fascinated me is the psychology of a buffet: the attitudes, the degrees of greed and the buffet stereotypes.

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