"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Wednesday, May 17, 2006

TK's latest

Offered in the hope that the current, seemingly everlasting RAIN will, some day, cease!

After 6 long months of cold and winter, we are finally coming up to summer and BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking as it's the only type of cooking a real man will do, probably because there is an element of danger involved.When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:

Routine:1) The woman buys the food.

2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makesdessert.

3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray alongwith the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the manwho is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand.Here comes the important part:

4) THE MAN PLACES THE MEAT ON THE GRILL.More routine....

5) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.

6) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he deals with the situation.Important again...

7) THE MAN TAKES THE MEAT OFF THE GRILL AND HANDS IT TO THE WOMAN. More routine .

8) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins,sauces and brings them to the table.

9) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes. And most important of all:

10) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.

11) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed "her night off." And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women ...



13 comments:

  1. This is obviously referring to British men. You're liable to be hung, drawn and quartered (if you're lucky)if you try that where I come from (both NZ and Bretagne).

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  2. Lol...never a truer (is 'truer' a real word I wonder?) word said! :o)

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  3. Judging by Gemmak's reaction, you could well be right, Greg!

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  4. Yummmm can't beat a bbq on a hot summers night :o)

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  5. Is this before, after, or during the time it's chucking down rain? Cause you just know it's gonna rain as soon as you get the barbee out.

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  6. Well...while the women are doing the little bits the man is having to entertain the guests and test the beer to make sure it's cold enough ;)

    Gem: yes truer IS a real word!

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  7. Not quite so in the Parrot household:

    1) No, I do the shop.

    2) Check.

    3) No, I sort out the meat, but check on the beer.

    4) Check.

    5) Check.

    6) I'm pretty good at spotting a burnt offering.

    7) Check.

    8) Check.

    9) Check.

    10) Check.

    11) Absolutely check.

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  8. Sod the bbq. Why not take her out to dinner?

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  9. It's a tribal thing really. Man the hunter/provider. Don't fight it.
    And who has to scrape all the weeks old crap off the barbie grill prior to serving up some cremated delights?
    Not the woman, you can be assured ;-)

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  10. haha, our BBQ is still in the box because despite the hosepipe bans in the UK it's rainning here on on the Welsh boarder

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  11. Ah, yes, Krip, but I bet you are not the one who cleans the grill pan on the cooker. Why does being outside make it so different?

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  12. True, except that my husband burns everything he cooks and I swear each time that I will stick to Tesco Value for barbecues.

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  13. It's so much easier to cook indoors and take it outside of course! ;)

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