Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Chuckle du jour

A reader named David forwarded this to me.

It read: "I was running late, so I asked my husband to peel half the potatoes and put them on to boil and I'd be home soon after to finish dinner. When I got home, this is what I saw."

I chuckled over this and called Don over to take a look. "I don't mean to laugh at men..." I began, and then laughed.

"Oh that's all right," he replied, then began: "I asked my wife to fuel up the truck..." He paused. "Do you remember?"

Oh yeah. I remember when I put gas in the diesel truck. I remember it all too well.

We can laugh about it now...


  1. Hey! With the skin on it's much more nutritious!!!
    The Old Colonel

  2. Ahhh, I'm again reminded of the blessings of having a husband who was 40 when I met him- LOTS of practice cooking (and lots of appreciation that he doesn't have to any more!)

  3. Sounds like something I would do just to see the look on my wife's face.

    Also reminds me of this joke :
    A programmer’s wife tells him :
    “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread,
    and if they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The store does have eggs,
    so the programmer comes home...
    with 12 loaves of bread.

    - Charlie

  4. Thanks - needed a good chuckle this morning!

  5. You know...I'm pretty sure I could come up with a recipe (that I'd want to eat) which called for exactly that. Potato peels are very nutritious, after all...and add a certain amount of texture that's sometimes desirable too.

    Gasoline in a diesel tank, on the other hand? (Or vice-versa, really.) Never a good thing. Hopefully you were able to get it drained and refilled before it did too much damage.

  6. hmmmm....do I have a brother-in-law out there we don't know about....?


  7. Oh my! My husband must have a second wife!

  8. ah.... what??? He did peel half of the potatoes, right? That was HALF of each potato, or am I missing somethin here? He rightly assumed SHE would peel the other half of each potato..... Nothin Rong here? Come on all you males!!! defend this guy!

  9. That's actually exactly how I do my potatoes. I like some skin on them but not all the skins. Some peeled and some left whole will cook at different rates so I just half-peel them before they go in the water. Trying to pick out skins while mashing is also much more difficult than half-peeling raw potatoes.

  10. thanks for the laugh I need that

  11. And people get mad at *me* for wanting specific details about what they want me to do. Lol that's so funny. We boil ours with the skins on. 1/2 the bag of potatoes, dude, not 1/2 of each potato.

  12. I find this funny....these are things my hubby does to me all the time! It is not that he is an "Idiot" or "Dumb" or "Stupid" he does this stuff on purpose to make me laugh! Thank you for sharing......I got a giggle out of it!

  13. Sounds like a matter of listening as well as hearing!

    I had a good laugh!