Will and I are standing in Costco yesterday, when I discover something that looks mighty delicious: spiced pumpkin bisque. Two big containers of the stuff for $8.99. I hold up the package and exclaim to Will across the refrigerated section, "OMG! Pumpkin Soup! Yum! Let's get it!"
Will is not impressed by the pumpkin soup, not even when I clarify that it is pumpkin bisque, actually, which is a fancy sort of pumpkin soup. Will does not think we should buy the pumpkin bisque. Will vetoes the pumpkin bisque.
Why? Oh, well, Will thinks we should make pumpkin soup from scratch, using a real pumpkin. He thinks it will be much tastier, this hypothetical real-pumpkin pumpkin soup.
There is only one person to blame for this:
Our friend Gavin, who is a superb chef, is always wowing us with fancy sorts of dishes, using all variety of fresh ingredients and I just know that he is somehow behind this pumpkin soup situation. When Will saw that packaged pumpkin soup, I am about 99 percent positive that Will thought, "hmmm, what would Gavin do?" And What Would Gavin Do (WWGD)? Gavin would make the soup from a real pumpkin. I verified this in an email to my friend Jenny, Gavin's wife, who responded that yes, that is definitely what Gavin would do and, in fact, she remembers a similar sort of conversation in her house last fall regarding soup.
She reports that Gavin made the soup. Will Will?