Saturday, June 21, 2008

Something to Eat

She opens the refrigerator for the 27th time that afternoon, sure that this time there would in fact be something better inside. Why is it that the hungrier she is, the harder it is to feed herself? At age oldenoughtoknowbetter she ought to be past this by now. She knows damn well that she could make herself a wonderful chefs salad, or a decadently rich dish of pasta with fresh forest mushrooms, or even just whip up a batch of vegetable fried rice if she'd only just take the time. The ingredients are all right there in front of her. The problem was that all of those things needed preparation, at least a modicum of effort, and she was hungry. Very very hungry. And the longer she waited the worse it got, until she was gnaw your own arm off hungry, much too hungry to even think about making something that would take at least 45 minutes to prepare, nevermind that she had already wasted at least double that amount of time with her fruitless surveys of the refrigerator.

She was so hungry she couldn't think straight. It was time to end this charade, there was not going to be any cooking that afternoon. With a sigh she gave in to the inevitable and reached for a slice of two day old bread and a piece of cheese of questionable origin. Better not to dwell on that one. She'd been trying to feed herself for over three hours now, she had to just pick something for god's sake and EAT.

If you could really call this eating. There has to be something better in there. Maybe if she looked just one more time...

13 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Oh, for crying out loud. I paid those guys good money to take that video camera out of my kitchen!

keiths ramblings said...

I cook all day every day to earn my two day old crust! When I get home, as I just have , I reach for the nearest microwave meal and zap it for four minutes! Beats cooking!

Robert said...

I'm so glad we can still get by with a cup of goldfish crackers to get her through. Lily is usually to busy playing to realize she's hungry. We are blessed...for now.

anthonynorth said...

That's it! I'm off to the fridge.

Linda Jacobs said...

This made me laugh! I do the same thing all the time!

Shannon said...

This hits way too close to home. Have you been watching me? I am the WORST eater when I am really hungry and I don't want to cook when I am not. Catch 22. Great post!

Greyscale Territory said...

This is definitely my kind of cooking!

nonizamboni said...

Perfect! on so many levels, including how this is me, me me.
Great collection of images. Nice work.

Just Jen said...

I do that all the time! LOL
My mom use to joke that I should just take a Polaroid picture of the fridge so I'd stop looking but then I'd look to make sure the Polaroid doesn't need to be changed...
Now I say it to my teenage son :D

marcia said...

ha we all have those days? That was so poignant

Preethi said...

hahahaha... that was very good.. sounds like a page out of my life!!!
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Janet said...

lol sounds like me :-)

one more believer said...

oh that was good... just one more time... i had to laugh... great post!!...