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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Tropo, 17th Oct, 2006.

  1. Tropo

    Tropo Well-Known Member

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    The BBQ -

    After 4 long months of cold and winter, we are finally coming up to summer and BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking as it's the only type of cooking a real man will do, probably because there is an element of danger involved.

    When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:

    Routine...
    1) The woman buys the food.
    2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes the dessert.
    3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand.

    Here comes the most important part:

    4) THE MAN PLACES THE MEAT ON THE GRILL.

    More routine....
    5) The woman goes inside to organise the plates and cutlery.
    6) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he deals with the situation.

    Important again:

    7) THE MAN TAKES THE MEAT OFF THE GRILL AND HANDS IT TO THE WOMAN.

    More routine.....
    8) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces and brings them to the table.
    9) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

    And most important of all:

    10) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.

    11) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed "her night off."

    And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women.

    ;)
     
  2. TakeStock

    TakeStock Well-Known Member

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    Yep...that just about sums it up nicely. The way it was meant to be...genetics and evolution at work. It's the same reason that women have smaller feet...so they can stand closer to the washing up sink.;)
     
  3. Jacque

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    This has just described what happens at every family BBQ I've attended in my entire life!! Obviously originally penned by a disgruntled female as well....!

    Even my mother still lavishes praise on my hubby when all he literally does is turn the BBQ on and turn the meat.... life is so unfair for us mere females ;)
     
  4. TryHard

    TryHard Well-Known Member

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    I got that (true) story in an email a few years back (from my wife I think:p ) ... its a standing joke now - she asks what we should do for the guests coming next weekend ... and I say "lets have a barbie - it'll give you a break".

    I had the sense to move the barbie away from the 'whinging area' (ie. the table where the girls sit talking about how little we do) at the new place. But of course now I have no one to tell me when the meat is burning :rolleyes: