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Oct 17, 2013 05:51 PM

"But you said", Kitchen Mis-Communitcaton

Saw this on Facebook. I'm sure it rings true in a lot of ways to a lot of people from what you bought at the store and brought home to how you prepped, cooked or stored some food. My own favorite was forgetting to tell someone NOT to store things in the oven, then turning the oven on without checking it first. I knew full well that his family never used the oven and routinely kept things in there when they wouldn't fit elsewhere. Sort of a revolving overflow bin. I know others who do the same with the dishwasher - although thats less prone to an accidental use.

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  1. I can't read the caption on the photo...what does it say?

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    1. re: foodcompletesme

      If you click on the photo, can you read it?

      1. re: c oliver

        oh yes, thanks.
        that is hysterical. and sad.

        1. re: foodcompletesme

          Well, without a doubt the husband was quite a smartass. Peel half the potatoes, indeed!

          1. re: Tripeler

            Seriously, I don't think he was being a smartass!! Some guys are just too logical and literate for me. :)

            1. re: thedryer

              It crosses gender. Once asked the lady to snap the asparagus and toss the short ends. She tossed the tips. Not the butts.

    2. that photo is great, sad but great

      1. I know I've posted this before, but when Mrs. ricepad was younger (preteen, I think), she was helping her mother unload the groceries after a shopping trip. Her mom asked her to "pick all the brown spots out of the apples before you put them away." Mrs. ricepad was pretty baffled by this request, and asked her mom to repeat herself. Her mom said, "I always pick the brown spots out of the apples." So...Mrs. ricepad dutifully got a paring knife and dug all the brown flecks out of the apples until they looked like they'd been blasted with a 12 gauge at 20 paces.

        About the time she was finishing with the apples, her mom looked over and saw the pocked apples, and just about had a fit. It turns out that the 'brown spots' to which she had been referring were the shriveled remnants of the flower blossoms, not skin imperfections.

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        1. re: ricepad

          ohhh... too funny. that was even better than the potatoes.

          and as to the potatoes picture, i think it was a "left brain" in action, not a smart ass. (and if that means nothing to someone, google "jeanne robertson, grocery store")

            1. re: John E.

              That's the punch line to the story of the hubby who is sent to the market with specific instructions:
              "Buy a gallon of milk and if they have avocadoes get six."
              When wifey asks: "why did you buy six gallons of milk?"
              He says: "They had avocadoes!!"

            2. re: KaimukiMan

              Oooooh, that's hysterical! I laugh myself silly every time the story of 'the shopping list' comes onto the radio. Here's a link if you've never heard it...

          1. That's hilarious !

            OK, this isn't 100% a mis-communication thing, but sort of falls into the "guys' logic" faux pas category. A friend of mine once had her boyfriend babysit a neighbor's 2 yr-old while she (my friend) and the neighbor went out for the evening. Feeding the toddler was part of the BF's tasks. When my friend returned to her home, she saw a bunch of Chinese takeout containers lying around, still full of greasy meaty and deep fried dishes. Shocked that he fed the toddler such inappropriate unhealthy foods, she gave him an earful of what a nimwit thing it was for him to do. To which he vehemently countered: "but the kid's CHINESE !!!"


            1. Many many moons ago, when I was in junior high, we had a world cultures class. One assignment was to find/prepare a dish from our assigned country. I don't recall what my assignment was, nor do I recall what "Bob's" country was (name changed to protect the innocent. But when Bob's turn to present came, he walked us through his recipe. Then he got to the point where the recipe said to stir the mixture by hand, but he wouldn't recommend that as the mixture was *really* hot (as it had just been heated on the range in the previous step). Gotta' say though, he was obviously a trooper.

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              1. re: gaffk

                Years ago, my non-cook sister made a doozy of a cooking error. She was complaining to my mother about not having any ideas about what to cook. My mother suggested Bisquik oven-fried chicken. My sister thought that was good idea. She got out the Bisquik but didn't look at the recipe. She made biscuit dough and attempted to wrap the dough around the chicken. I don't think she got so far as to putting it into the oven. I remember my mother telling the story about getting a phone call saying her chicken idea didn't work.

                1. re: John E.

                  Perhaps she should develop an affinity for simply roasted chicken.

                  1. re: John E.

                    Had she deep-fried it, she might have invented a chicken equivalent of corndogs !