5"This is one of Mrs Thatcher’s daintier dishes, cold lobster souffl, light as a feather.Do try a little. How very disappointing! I ordered it especially – with, I may tell you– several other things on my mind."
What was disappointing? .....It appears that the dish was not cold lobster soufflé.
If he says: "I ordered it with several other things on my mind" he means that when he was ordering it he was also thinking of something else?
Student or Learner