A Hole in Two

It’s worth noting: bagels should not be confused with doughnuts though both are round. Both have holes and both are hand-held devices that provide instant gratification.

Bagels and doughnuts are not alike. A doughnut hole is something you fall into when you have swallowed more drugs than the government thinks you are entitled too.

A bagel hole is just a hole surrounded with dough. A doughnut is fried. A bagel is boiled before it is baked.

The bagel comes in many varieties including but not limited to: pumpernickel, rye, sourdough, whole wheat, multi-grain, cinnamon-raisin and blueberry, and may be baked with different toppings among them poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onions or coarse salt.

Doughnuts are not the same thing at all. Doughnuts are sweet and soft. Bagels are hard and chewy.

I was pondering these samenesses and differences when it occurred to me that everybody, male and female, young and old, like both doughnuts and bagels. So wouldn’t it be a great idea to sell both of them–doughnuts and bagels–from a cart to passersby? You have to get a license of course, but how difficult could that be?

I’ve been told that a nimble-on-his-feet hot dog vendor at a ball game can hit average sales of 150 – 200 dogs a game, and earn something approximating $30,000 a year while catching an occasional glimpse of the action on the field. The All American Hot Dog Company will sell you the equipment you need (plus a supply of Sabrett hot dogs if you decide to expand the menu for $2,499.00. (That’s one dollar less than $2,500.00.)

I’d like to wager that selling a sweet cream-filled doughnut or a cream cheese-stuffed bagel would be a sure bet!