Anyone know the story behind why today, November 3rd, is National Sandwich Day? It's all because the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, couldn't stop gambling long enough to eat. He asked his servant to put his lunch meat between 2 slices of bread so he could keep doing what he loved most: gambling. He especially loved how the bread kept his hands clean so he didn't make his cards greasy.
Even though this happened way back in the 18th century, John was onto the fast paced life that was to come where folks don't have time to stop for a meal. The sandwich has long been the most popular lunch item, especially in the US where most people don't have time to stop for a sit-down meal.
The problem is that now we don't have servants to make us a fresh sandwich. That's why I think we should change the holiday to National Non-Soggy Sandwich Day to remind folks that only when your sandwich is fresh, is it delicious.
So celebrate today with an especially delicious sandwich--go crazy with the bacon, pickles or hummus. The Sandwich, I mean Non-Soggy Sandwich, deserves to be celebrated.
Other ways to celebrate:
- Send a 'National Sandwich Day' e-card using Punchbowl
- Try these five 'Insanewiches' (see pics above)