Wednesday, 15 February 2012

moment of truth

A woman seated with a cabbage
in a chair by a fireplace,
a vegetable still life at her feet.

Hendrik Valkenburg (1826-1896)


MrsM
Can we stop at the garage
on the way home
to buy some coleslaw?
MrM
I will drop you off
and then walk to the garage.
MrsM
Don't be silly...
just stop and buy some.
MrM
I didn't know you liked coleslaw.
MrsM
I don't. It's for you.
MrM
But I don't like coleslaw.
MrsM
What! I've been buying it
for nearly 30 years
because I thought you liked it.
MrM
Errr....no.
MrsM
Right...

...but you like my mother's coleslaw?
MrM
Of course.
That is completely different.

19 comments:

  1. i love this. relationships = constant discoveries. x

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  2. Oooooooh, heck, MrM.......................................................

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  3. But he really goes like coffee cake, right?

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  4. I'm with Mr M. there is a world of difference between homemade and bought coleslaw.

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  5. Just when you think you know someone...!!!

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  6. Hilarious.

    But garage coleslaw? The mind boggles.

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  7. garage coleslaw?
    probably made from the tired flowers they don't manage to sell.
    Even I don't like coleslaw but find Mrs M's mums coleslaw very edible.
    I also have the perfect recipe for coleslaw to be eaten with coronation chicken. There that really dates me.

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  8. This I consider a perfect partner.








    UGH, the horrible double crooked distorted WF

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  9. Of course he was too polite to mention it. Bless.

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  10. A Valentine's post the day after. What is a garage? We keep our car in the garage...

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  11. Coleslaw from a garage? Where do you people have your cars repaired? The only "food" offered at my local garage: wizened peanuts in tiny bags, sold from a vending machine that looks like it's been there since 1949. The peanuts look like they've been there as long as the machine.

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  12. By the way, I didn't miss the actual point of your post - it's a good one! It was just sidelined by the more pressing (in my mind) question of fresh vegetables in relation to automotive repair/storage facilites.

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  13. he's quite the diplomatic type, isn't he?

    (my father confessed to my mother he hated her tuna pasta only after he retired... weird eh?)

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  14. Mr M likes to live dangerously...!

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  15. So who has been eating the coleslaw for the past 30 yrs? I love that Mr is still full of surprises.

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  16. Too wonderful. (But I also wonder what kind of garage sells coleslaw?) And now, of course, we must have not only MrsM's mother's coleslaw recipe, but also MrsM's father's coleslaw-that-goes-with-coronation-chicken recipe.

    And did you know that the word coleslaw is from the Dutch kole (cabbage) sla (salad)? (My Dutch husband taught me that.)

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