I have nothing more to say about this other than, “What is the deal with this waffle?” Okay, maybe I have a little more to say… I opened my whole grain Eggo waffles to find one of the waffles not just ripped apart, but also missing a big chunk of it! What gives waffle maker, what gives?
Though it was a disappointment, and I’m not yet sure how I’m going to toast it (or it I want to eat it), the bright side is that the Mystery of the Broken Waffle has given me tons of fun. I enjoy imagining what happened on the waffle factory floor that day. Here’s my current theory. Herbert was trying to impress Sylvia, who works across the factory line from him. Things got a little “I Love Lucy” (the chocolate factory episode) because he sped up his production line too fast and tossed waffles in the air to impress her. Things got out of hand and soon he was left with broken bits of waffles. Not one to waste things, he saved the waffle bits in his pockets and the next day he snuck them in to random waffle boxes, thinking no one would notice if they had one broken waffle. The only problem being, he wasn’t putting enough pieces in the boxes for it to look convincing… But that’s just one theory.