I Need A Left-over-Food Rule Book
That was pretty clear. She was claiming the brownies. I left them alone…well I may have taken one or two, but I wanted more. A few days ago I found a half of a cornbread muffin in the kitchen and not hidden. It went well with my nightly cup of coffee.
My wife hit the roof.
“You took the half of a muffin?”
“Yes, it didn’t have your name on it and it wasn’t under a towel.”
“But I ate the first half, I was saving the second half for later and you don’t eat any muffins anymore for breakfast because of your-stay-away from bread and sugar diet.”
“I had it after dinner with my coffee. I allow myself one splurge a day, a desert with my coffee.”
“But I had the first half!”
“OK, I didn’t know the rule. Now I know, if it is under a towel or if it is a half of a left over from your breakfast it is off limits.”
A few days later, I noticed two muffins in the dining room wrapped in cellophane. I had to ask:
“Ah excuse me, why are there two muffins in the dining room? Are you hiding them and are they off limits?”
“How did you see them, you never go in the dining room?”
“Answer the question.”
“Yes, they are off limits.”
So now I know; if food is under a towel, half eaten, or in the dining room when it belongs in the kitchen, it is off limits.
Last night I looked for something to have with my coffee. In the refrigerator, there was one last slice of chocolate cake that had been untouched for three days. Now chocolate is not my favorite, but I will eat it if it is the only game in town.
Mrs. C came home from work at around 10pm and apparently after several days of not touching the last piece of cake she had decided it would hit the spot.
“What happened to the piece of cake? Did you eat it?”
“But you don’t like chocolate.”
“I like it, it just isn’t my favorite, and that piece has been gathering refrigerator dust for a week.”
“I was planning on having it tonight…JERK!”
So now I know, if food is under a towel, half eaten, in the dining room when it belongs in the kitchen, or is chocolate, it is off limits.
There must be more rules. I wish she would just print out a list.