Walter Mencken 6:15 p.m., Feb. 28
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- Come Rattle My Cage
hangin' out with the 3 ply stainless steel
that damn cupboard is so full...i really get tired of pushing pots and pans all around to find the one i want...but every time i decide to remove and AM VETS some of the older ones to create less clutter and more space for the new ones i always get an argument
even the new ones give me a hard time....."no no" they cry out"
"don't take the 3 ply stainless steel away...they tell the greatest stories!!!"
ok...i know it can be boring in the cupboard...and i don't mind when they "TALK AMONGST THEMSELVES"
my lingerie and sox do it so why not the pots and pans?
well here's why!!!
because the Spaghetti pot always hides in the very back of the cupboard and I've reached the point where i have to remove almost all the pots to reach it ...the other day i swear i saw it move over to the other back corner just to taunt me...
we had a long conversation the last time i used it...
"u are just double ugly
"voi POT italiano"...
i swear i need to just throw u in the trash and buy a new one
but Italians r persuasive
so then i have to listen to the "litany" of all the most pitiful machinations of the importance of it's being safely enconched in the tried and trued pot list never to be replaced regardless of it's high jinks and pitiful appearance
"remember when u used me everyday to cook that chicken and rice for ur wee dawgies...i was big enough to steam 4 (count em 4) artichokes at the same time...steam broccoli by the bushel...and rice 2....AND PASTA!!!
EVERY KIND OF PASTA...from angel hair to shell macaroni!!!
STEAM PIROGIES and chinese dumplings BEFORE U FRIED THEM
NONE OF UR NEW STUFF CAN DO THAT!!!
BUT potskin...i have a 3 ply stainless steel 4 qt pot with a steamer that can do that and with only Bobby and i to cook for now (that's 2 u irrepressible imp) i don't NEED such a big old ugly pot anymore!!!!
"NOT THE ARTICHOKES" Italiano replies "U CAN ONLY DO ONE IN THAT!!! as it winks it single steam vent eye at me
"AND HOW ABOUT THAT 3 PLY ANYWAY...IT'S OLDER THEN ME BY ABOUT 30 YEARS!!!"
"hey...don't b bringin' us into it Sgetti pot!!!"
"we used to be a set of 7...now we's 3"
"remember when she got rid of the fry pans"??
"yeah" says the 5 quart "and that little one was really cute...remember she had that poacher insert"
"why in hell did she get rid of her"
"well" i countered "even i admit THAT was a mistake"
BUT U NEVER WERE AS ADVERTISED "WATERLESS"
"but advertising always lies to get a sell u dolt" the 3 ply retorts
"u dear 3 ply were my First Anniversary gift in a 3 year marriage"
the "everything sticks" fry pans went when TEFLON came in
and they gave me hell when i tried to keep their lids
"WHINE WHINE WHINE..NO ONE WILL EVER BUY US FROM "AM VETS" WITHOUT OUR LIDS"
and the rest of u called me a traitor for 2 years!!!
"but u kept the Teflon after the GREEN PANS arrived"
but i got rid of the cake pans after the Silicone came
"BUT THEY WERE RUSTY"!!! they all exclaimed
they lowered the prestige of the cupboard anyway!!
THE OLD HAVE TO GIVE WAY FOR THE NEW AND THAT'S MY LAST WORD ON THE SUBJECT POTSKINS!!!!
~~but ur old too Nan~~
hhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm i thought
~~giggles in the pot cupboard signifying they were safe for yet another day~~