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Darienne

I will never again . . . (Part 4)

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1 hour ago, Darienne said:

Don't count on it, my dear.  And I can quote you several variations on that theme....LOL.

 

As could any mom or wife ;)  "What were you thinking?" - totally ridiculous question. 

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Relationships are all about adjustments, right? :P

 

When my ex and I were first together, I dropped and broke a lot of jars because of those differences. Personally, when I put the lid on a jar, I tighten it immediately. My ex, OTOH, would *set* the lid on the jar, but had the reflexive habit of tightening the lid before picking it up. For those who've never had the experience, a loose cap often holds just enough of the jar's thread to lift it from the counter and set it in motion before letting go.
 

...much like our differing views on which stage of the clothes-laundering process was the correct time to check and empty pockets...

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“What is called sound economics is very often what mirrors the needs of the respectably affluent.” - John Kenneth Galbraith

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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1 hour ago, chromedome said:

Relationships are all about adjustments, right? :P

 

When my ex and I were first together, I dropped and broke a lot of jars because of those differences. Personally, when I put the lid on a jar, I tighten it immediately. My ex, OTOH, would *set* the lid on the jar, but had the reflexive habit of tightening the lid before picking it up. For those who've never had the experience, a loose cap often holds just enough of the jar's thread to lift it from the counter and set it in motion before letting go.
 

...much like our differing views on which stage of the clothes-laundering process was the correct time to check and empty pockets...

I'm embarrassed to admit that I think I know what you are talking about. My husband has a tendency to "half-screw" the lid just enough so that I am going to grab said lid, a recipe for accidents. Now I ask him to simply leave the lid off and I'll put the jar away.

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I myself am guilty of setting things on top of the fridge when I'm searching for something and forgetting to put them back inside.  A few heavy treads across the floor and slams of the refrigerator door and down they come on someone's toes.  

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I'm very glad to know I'm not the only person who's had a fingertip encounter with the slicer. It grew back, but the nerves in it are still a little wonky. 

I still have the scar up my forearm from the burnt caramel icing incident at 12, though the horizontal burns across my inner forearms from sheet pans faded finally. 

And my toe is still not happy about the pound of sausage that leapt from the freezer yesterday. I was just glad it wasn't anything larger. 

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19 hours ago, AlexandraLynch said:

 

And my toe is still not happy about the pound of sausage that leapt from the freezer yesterday. I was just glad it wasn't anything larger. 

I'll see your pound of sausage and raise you a frozen chicken.

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I shall never again freeze solid three pounds of sour cream in the back of my refrigerator.

 

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54 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I shall never again make ice cream in a hurricane.

 

Either the door blew open and your ingredients went flying out.....or you lost power. Sounds like NJ got hit pretty hard. 

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1 minute ago, Katie Meadow said:

Either the door blew open and your ingredients went flying out.....or you lost power. Sounds like NJ got hit pretty hard. 

 

Both actually.  I neglected to bolt the door.  Blast freezers don't do well without electricity.

 

I was not expecting the weather that we got.  But after the storm passed it was a lovely, clear, sunny summer evening...until the sun went down and I sat with a camp lantern reading The Economist.  Snuggling with a Party Size Pandemic Size bag of Cape Cod potato chips.

 

 

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Am I to take it that it doesn't look like Kansas any more?

 

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Don't ask. Eat it.

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