OCTOBER 1, 2002
I have changed my system for labeling homemade freezer meals. I used to carefully note in large clear letters, "Meatloaf" or "Pot Roast" or "Steak and Vegetables" or "Chicken and Dumplings" or "Beef Pot Pie."
However, I used to get frustrated when I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner because he never asked for any of those things. So, I decided to stock the freezer with what he really likes.
If you look in my freezer now you'll see a whole new set of labels. You'll find dinners with neat little tags that say: "Whatever," "Anything," "I Don't Know," "I Don't Care," "Something Good," or "Food."
My frustration is now reduced because no matter what my husband replies when I ask him what he wants for dinner, I know that it is there waiting.
A new employee is hired at the
Tickle Me Elmo
The personnel manager explains her duties, and tells her to
report to work promptly at 8:00 AM.
The next day at 8:45 AM, there's a knock at the personnel
manager's door. The assembly line foreman comes in and
starts ranting about this new employee. He says she's
incredibly slow, and the whole line is backing up. The
foreman takes the personnel manager down to the factory floor
to show him the problem.
the Washington Post Style Invitation, in
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