EDitorial ± 17-May-2012

Light Lunches: Langers Snack Bar, Martlesham

Mid-May, as ever, is Walk To Work Week
Thus we came in this morning by Martlesham creek
He started from Boyton, I came from The 'Swich
We met at the Whistlestop, Woodbridge, which

Provided hot tea and some top bacon rolls
Then 4 miles to work, shake the dust off our soles
That was then - now it's lunch - must try out a new venue
Always good to peruse an unexplored menu

When you're ready to leave, says Andy, just phone me
No car, no bikes, we'll take Shank's Pony
Short stroll down the road is a snack bar named Langers
Whose motto proclaims "The Best Burgers And Bangers"

There's burgers and hot dogs and omelettes and baps
Even some salads - for the ladies, perhaps?
For me: egg, ham, sausage all in a French stick
It's a monster, a beast: lunch ain't gonna be quick

Taking a pew on the seating provided
Best give this man food attention: undivided
Slowly but surely, that stick disappears
(Fella's been working here 20-odd years)

Good grub freshly served in super fresh bread
There's a queue - no wonder - as word must have spread
Getting up's hard since we're starting to ache
One final purchase: two big slabs of cake

If it was a car -- Aston Martin Lagonda.
If they were passing by -- Alan Winstanley and Clive Langer.