Am I Dumb or Am I Dumb?
by ronrichmond | on August 11, 2012
Am I Dumb or Am I Dumb?
You don’t believe it, do you?
(At least I hope not!)
- and I hope you haven’t been
half as silly (or dumb) as me!
People like us have ..
..been successful already
..in government and business
…there are times …
…..when you wonder about who’s …
……..Dumb, ….Dumber, ….Dumbest!
So what’s the fuss all about?
Dumb! Not men! They are good cooks!
Well, not quite!
The lady of the house is usually the best cook.
But some of us men are not bad either.
We could match it with the best of them.
Just look at the men working in restaurants
or preening themselves in MasterChef!
But not me!
I can claim to make the best scrambled eggs,
and my morning porridge,
but apart from that,
I’ll admit it…
I’m pretty dumb when it comes to cooking!
Dumb! Not men! They’re good eaters
Totally agree on this.
Men sure do know how to gorge themselves,
when the cooking is good, ..
and even sometimes …
when the cooking is not so good ..
but still edible, and even tasty…
and even sometimes ..
when the cooking is ..
bit like the Japanese and Korean dishes
or the Fijian Kokoda (marinated kingfish)
which I used to love.
But that’s not quite
what this story is about.
Dumb! Not Me! I’m too smart for that
So here I am at home in the morning
Working on my blogs, (and taxes)
Few hours to kill before I start
my pm shift at 4pm
When Kora calls me from work
She asks me to make some rice
in the rice cooker, and goes to
some lengths to make sure I understand
the measurements for water and 3 cups of rice.
MM..hmm, says I, being fully familiar with the rice cooker.
(But she obviously doesn’t trust me).
But then she adds:
“Oh, when the rice is cooked,
you can help yourself to some
lunch which I’ve left in the Fridge”.
“Wow”, I thought.
“That’s quite a selection”
Although I couldn’t recite
the full list of choices,
there were enough.
Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest
Not so quick!
I did make 3 cups of rice quite well, thank you!
It’s lunch time.
The rice is still steaming hot.
I’ve forgotten the names of the dishes by now.
But they all look good in the fridge.
The chicken looks nice,
but maybe for another time.
Hmm, what’s this?
Looks like some kind of beef with sticky gravy!
That might just go well with the steaming rice!
The gravy will melt into the rice very well!
That sounds good. Yummy!
That’s my lunch coming up!
So I put some rice on my plate
Pour a ladle of beef and sticky gravy
over the rice
Mix it nicely with my spoon
Take my plate to the computer table
ready to enjoy my meal while blogging!
The beef was quite chewy!
Very very chewy in fact….
Hard to chew on the marbling in the beef….
But I persisted.
Added some Tabasco sauce.
Couldn’t let Kora down.
She had gone to all the trouble
of cooking meals for a few days.
And while blogging,
I valiantly succeeded
in cleaning out my plate.
Hooray for me!
All in one!
Am I Dumb or am I Dumb?
The next morning, Kora asks me
what I had for lunch.
Kora looks at me
with horror on her face!
“Oh No, you couldn’t have.
That was the one bowl that was not cooked.
It was raw beef being marinated for tomorrow!”
“Couldn’t you tell the difference?
Are you okay? Not feeling sick or anything”
But I was feeling sick (and dumb).
That very moment.
When I learned
that I had fed myself
some raw beef for lunch
I’m sure I’m not the only one
to rival Jim Carry, for
Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest.
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