…he Canteen only serves dinner. Breakfast and lunch are served at the Refectory in the Old Building. At most meals you can get a meat and three for four dollars. The specials are Shepard’s Pie on Tuesdays, Meat Loaf on Thursdays, Chowder on Fridays, and Boston Supper on Saturday night. On Sundays and Mondays we eat eggs.
If this was a description from A Song of Ice and Fire, hundreds of people would be speculating on the symbolic references contained in this menu. Since it’s not, I’m guessing there’s either some obscure mythological reference*, or you turned over the writing to the resident bot at the Mill.
BTW, you started strong with two consecutive dad puns, which inspired me. Suddenly, I am confronted with another challenge never issued that must be accepted… a story that contains only puns, malapropisms or double entendres. Obviously, the title must be a zinger, upon which I shall meditate with gravity. Unless, of course, you have a suggestion.
*We know from tennis that the word love, which stands for zero points, comes from the French word “l’oeuf” (egg). The oval shape of an egg represented the “0.” This reference would have little significance normally, but the author chose to reference eggs on Sunday and Monday. But in tennis, when a player loses two sets without winning a single game, this is known as a double bagel. So, is the writer secretly signalling that only bagels will be eaten for two days? Is he secretly carb loading for an upcoming event, like the piñata of death race? And why is there no special on Wednesdays, aka “hump day?” Is this simple oversight? Or is it the author’s homage to camels and their ability to go 40 days without water, because if a camel can go without water that long, surely we humans can survive one day without a special?