NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When Bob Bernstein arrived at his coffeehouse to assess the scene of an early Christmas morning break-in, the one thing he noticed missing was the cinnamon bun that bears a striking likeness to Mother Teresa.
Bernstein said he believes that the culprit is someone angry over the shop displaying the world-famous pastry, which has been preserved with shellac. A jar of money next to the Nun Bun was not stolen.
“They went right for the bun,” he said. “Unfortunately I think it’s somebody who wanted to take it to destroy it.”
The Nun Bun gained worldwide attention in 1996 when a customer nearly took a bite of it before recognizing the revered nun in the folds of flaky pastry.
Stories like this are just begging to be made fun of. Is it just me or at least once a year do we read about someone discovering that their Fresh & Fruity Rootie tootie bears a striking resemblance to the Virgin Mary.
A couple of telephone calls later and there is a line of people in front of the IHop waiting to see what normally would have been called “left overs” and the cook is explaining that when he saw the yolk on that last egg he knew there was something different about it.
The world is a funny place.