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Dec 29, 2013 07:45 PM

Butcher, Baker, or Candlestick Maker?

I think butcher. I fear the gore, and would like to overcome that.

Baker? Too many rules.

Candlestick maker? Where to begin????

And you?

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  1. butcher, no doubt. daughter of a meat man, wife of a meat man. baker? i live in ny. why bake? candlestick maker? fear of fire.

    1. Butcher for sure. I'm very interested in it and don't mind the gore.
      I help butcher the pig we use at SO's parents for the annual pig roast, and it's oddly satisfying.

      I would get fat if I was a baker, even though it could be fun. Candlestick maker would probably get boring.

      1. Baker. Pastry chef, chocolatrix, confectionista.

        Though candlesticks could be fun. Metalsmithing or blowing glass? Haven't tried either.

        1. According to my toddler's nursery rhymes book, they all fell out of a rotten potato. It was enough to make a man stare.

          1. Rub-a-dub-dub,
            Three men in a tub,
            And who do you think they were?
            The butcher, the baker,
            The candlestick-maker,
            They all sailed out to sea,
            'Twas enough to make a man stare

            There's definitely a back story there.

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            1. re: Harters

              Too funny. I always learned it:

              "And who do you think they be?
              And all of them out to sea."

              Just googled and found there are a bunch of different versions. Always interesting to see how nursery rhymes evolve over time.

              ETA: Oh yes, baker for me, definitely.

              1. re: charmedgirl

                I learned:

                And who do you think they be?
                Turn them out, knaves all three.