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30 May 2013

Disappointment of the Greatest Order

It feels like the ultimate betrayal.

You were the one slaving over the hot stove last night. You were the one who dished out plates of just enough but not too much. You were the one spooning leftovers into Rubbermaid containers and putting them in the fridge. Maybe, just maybe, you were also the one who had to do the late-night dishes.


So why is it that this morning, freshly showered and well-rested from a long night of sleep, you're the one standing with the refrigerator door open, gazing eagerly into the vast white interior, only to find that the Rubbermaid container you're searching for is not to be found? Well, it's not to be found inside the refrigerator. A further search of the kitchen reveals the very same Rubbermaid container, now devoid of its contents of leftover fried rice, reposing calmly in the sink.

Someone had been awake in the night. Someone had been hungry. Someone had eaten the savory breakfast that you'd counted on. And that someone wasn't you.

Right now you are faced with a moment of decision. You love leftover fried rice....but you also love the Someone. This doesn't have to be a bad day, just because you didn't get the breakfast you wanted. Tears won't get your fried rice back. To be fair, you didn't actually tell him that you had mentally reserved the leftovers for breakfast. Don't be bitter about such a small sacrifice. Bite your tongue, and consider it a lesson in maturity: you don't live on your own anymore, you can't argue that all food in the house belongs to you and not him.  Besides--you're pretty sure Someone didn't have enough time to eat all the leftover chocolate chip cookies from the grocery store bakery, too. One or two of those will be enough to make up for the loss of a little fried rice, won't they?
 
 
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19 comments :

  1. This has happened to me so many times. I'll make lots of food for dinner in order to have leftovers the next day and my husband will eat it all without realizing. It's always so sad.

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  2. My husband and I have both had that happen to us! I love the cute way you wrote this! It amused me throughout :)

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  3. peppy eats everything. i will go to sleep and wake up with half of what was in the fridge the night before. i will bake 24 chocolate chip cookies, and the next morning there will be two. he's a bottomless pit.

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  4. ha ha! oops. My husband rarely wants to eat leftovers so there is little chance of that happening at my house. He only wants new "fresh" food. Yes my husband is super spoiled.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  5. This cracks me up!! Every single time this happens! Those men and their hungry stomachs

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  6. Haha, what a great post! I could see me being the Someone in this situation. ;)

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  7. Haha...is it terrible that I love it when my husband finishes leftovers, because I hate leftovers?? ;)

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  8. I keep certain things hidden. If he can't see it as soon as he opens the fridge, he doesn't know it's there. I feel your pain.

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  9. Ha. This was great. I can't tell you how many times I have been that "someone" that ate the last of it.

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  10. How frustrating!!!! I'm glad you've decided to have a positive outlook on it... if it was something that actually happened... ;-)

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  11. Hmm, happened to all of us. I bought a dozen little bottle of Perrier water planning to make some Mojito one of these night and now, I saw only a couple left! Hmm, that SOMEONE claimed that he didn't like french Perrier and prefers Italian's St. Pellegrino instead and still...

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    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  12. The last cookie, the last ice-cream bar, and last bit of milk are always sad. When I lived with both of my brothers I would purchase the most odd/disliked soda so I knew it would last a long time in the refrigerator.

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  13. Oh man I hear ya. I've been working on things like this too, not getting mad at Someone when they'd have had no idea what my "plans" in my head were to begin with. And cookies for breakfast can make almost anything better!
    Inge
    This Ever Evolving Life

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  14. awwww...i guess love trumps fried rice???
    Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  15. My husband is a bad sharer, so if I want something like that I have to tell him in advance, or I'd never have yummy leftovers. Actually I usually just split it into equal containers so we can each get some. I like your attitude though, even though you were disappointed you didn't get to eat it, it wasn't worth fighting over when he didn't mean anything by eating it.

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  16. Hilarious! This has happened so many times, and every time I have to fight an epic meltdown over it.

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  17. Haha! I have to say though that I hate that... it's usually my kids and I have to just walk away and feel sorry for myself. love the way you wrote this post!

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  18. This scenario is a daily occurrence in our house. Either my husband can't find anything to eat (when it's right in front of him) or he's eating the one thing I wanted. Such a marriage!

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  19. haha oh man I know this pain!!! loved this post, well written and so well said! :)

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