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Lesson 25: Cooked!
When my wife and I first got married I would frequently try to get her to make me food. I’m not sure if I was indoctrinated by the various musicals I watched as a kid that showed women cooking for men (namely Seven Brides For Seven Brothers), but I had this idea that I would find prepared food on the kitchen table whenever I walked through the door. My wife did not live up to the stereotype; she did some of the cooking, but she typically refused to make simple things that I could easily make on my own.
Lesson 25: Don’t ask your mom how to bake a potato in an attempt to illustrate the fact that your wife isn’t versatile in the kitchen.
One evening my wife and I decided to have baked potatoes, and she flat out refused to do all the work. I went over to the phone and called my mom. The conversation that my wife heard from the other room went something like this, “Hey mom, I’m just calling because we are wondering how to bake a potato… ”
Like a current running through a piece of copper wire, my wife flew into the room exclaiming, “I know how to bake a potato; don’t be ridiculous.” I explained to my mom that my wife might actually know how to make the potato, and I thanked her for her time. Fuming, my wife went on about how I made her look like a fool to my mom. I didn’t quickly learn my lesson because I have called my mom over the years and have asked how long it takes to boil water, how pink chicken can be, can I cut the mold off of cheese, do grapes really need to be washed, and does syrup have to be in the refrigerator. These questions usually resulted because my wife wouldn’t boil the water, check the chicken, cut the mold off, wash the grapes, or put the syrup away for me.
My suggestion: Don’t call your mom with simple cooking questions. Your wife will get upset if you ask ridiculously obvious questions that she could have answered.
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