We faced a last-minute decision regarding dinner and the question quickly went from "What would you like to eat?" to "What's open on Christmas Eve?"
The answer was "Precious little."
A Jewish kosher vegetarian restaurant was considered but abandoned since its menu had a definite vegetarian slant and the group to be fed is more carnivorous than a pack of hyenas. The obligatory Chinese restaurant was open but packed. Starving people were wandering around its parking lot. They had dazed looks and began to zombie-walk toward our car but we managed to elude them in time.
Sustenance was eventually found at an upscale grocery store's take-home meals section.
Sometimes any port in a storm is a very fine port indeed.
I wonder if I'll get any diet books tomorrow.