Travel+Leisure has said that avocado on toast comes from Australia.
I call bullshit.
It comes from a girl I knew during the summer of 2002
On summer evenings,
When the southern California sunset made everything look apocalyptic
And on fire
And that world destruction was imminent,
Would blow through a loaf of sourdough bread
and a 6-pack of avocados lying in a bowl on her kitchen counter
because we’re all going to die
Sorry, I forget her name.
Now she’s just avocado toast girl to me.
But I did see her, years later,
Long after we had stopped telling each other lies and eating
Avocados on toast.
She was on TV
sitting on a couch with some husband trying to figure out which movie to watch.
Time Warner Cable commercials are the worst.