Sunday, January 21, 2007

Breakfast Anyone?

There is one in every dozen or so. (Click picture for larger view) (Rebel) Posted by Picasa
"If you've broken the eggs, you should make the omelette."
~ Anthony Eden (English Statesman and Prime Minister (1955-1957)
You go to the store to purchase a dozen eggs. In times past these were packaged in thick pressed paper containers that were great fun to cut and use in kids craft projects, then came the styrofoam container but that proved environmentally unfriendly so onward to the plastic crates. You know them, those clear cartons that let you see each egg without opening; in fact, opening the egg carton is almost impossible without a blowtorch and an ax. At least it is impossible to open if you're trying to get an egg out, but if you're simply placing the carton in the refrigerator and happen to turn it over easy; said carton will open of its own accord dumping all the eggs on the dust covered floor. At this point all you can do is stand and stare at the scrambled mess.

Do you check your eggs at the store? Of course you do, sometimes going through several dozen before finding that one carton with no cracks, no breaks and no telltale signs of trauma; these are your choice. Carefully take the eggs from the car to the kitchen, gently put the grocery bag on the table, delicately remove the eggs from the sack and check them again. What?! An egg is cracked, how did this happen?! That boy that bagged the groceries, why that eggs Benedict Arnold, he treated them like they were hard boiled, slinging the sack here and there! Hmmpf!

Let it go. Just get over it. Cracks happen. You just have to do what they did in the nursery rhyme. What rhyme? Humpty Dumpty of course!
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall!
All the kings horses and
All the kings men
Had omelettes for breakfast!
~ Mother Goose variation by srp
Breakfast anyone?

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