Monday, February 11, 2008



The Chef gets an order in for one Hamburger.
He puts the patty on the grill, seasons it lightly and puts the Bun under the Broiler to toast. He crosses his arms and watches the patty cook, waiting to turn it over.
Smoke begins to pour from under the Broiler.
“Oh crap” he mutters to himself and removes the bun, in flames, from the Broiler.
He replaces the burned bun with a new one in the Broiler and turns his attention back to the Patty, which is now ready to turn.
He gently turns the patty, and again lightly seasons to perfection.
He crosses his arms and contemplates the beauty of a perfectly cooked hamburger patty.
‘Oh crap” he mutters as smoke pours again from the Broiler….
He replaces the Bun; this will not happen again.
He crosses his arms and watches the bun slowly turn to golden brown.
He smiles to himself satisfied, having learned his lesson, when suddenly flames erupt from the grill.
‘Oh crap!”
The Patty is on fire!


GEWELS said...

And you wanted to cook 3 pork roasts?!

Old Lady said...

Ahhhh! Barbeque!

Barbara said...

Some days are just like that. I can't toast pine nuts with out setting off the smoke alarm EVERY TIME!

Mike said...

You're bookmarked, Mr. Steve. Love the witnessing story, will go back farther in a day or two!

Mother of Invention said...

Ah, Lucifer's Fall! Pride before the Burn! (Bun?!)
I burned steaks once and set off the fire alarm throughout our house and office...where people were getting relaxing massages!! HA!

GrizzBabe said...

Did the chef really say "crap" or did you clean it up for our young, impreshionable minds? I have a feeling his language was a little more colorful. He probably started out saying "crap", but then by the time the patty was on fire he was in full-fledged sailor mode? At least, that's what I would have done.

Old Lady said...

What's the candy heart bandit up to today?