What’s With The Name?

Why the name Fifty Sandwiches? That is the dumbest name I have ever heard and you should be ashamed of yourself for not thinking of something better. 

Well first of all I would like to point out that insults are completely unnecessary in this context, but allow me to explain. I plan to interview as many people as possible to guarantee an authentic selection of stories and experiences that accurately portrays the true diversity among the homeless population. Thus far, I have had incredible experiences in my chats with homeless people and as of this point imagine the exact number of stories to be far greater than fifty.

However, Fifty Sandwiches has a much nicer tune to it then 147 Sandwiches doesn’t it? Besides, at that point I might as well just be cost-effective and call it a platter.

Secondly, it is important to understand that the people in this book will only have two things in common with one another: they ate a sandwich, and they are homeless. Outside of that, their life’s struggles, loves, fears, and stories are all vastly distinct. Naming the book “Fifty Homeless People” would deduce the people in it, undermining the entire objective. Luckily, sandwiches are not in need of social justice.

Sandwiches are not in need of being seen as anything more than a sandwich: an assortment of lunch food layered methodically. Frankly, it does not matter to me or anyone else if the pulled pork sandwich is grouped together with a ham and cheese pita. If a few aspiring chefs are angered to find that Fifty Sandwiches is about properly representing homeless people then they will have to learn a valuable and ironic lesson that neither books nor homeless people should be judged by their cover.