Friday, December 19, 2014

Problem Solving

My poor wife. She did it again. Some people struggle to learn and that’s why they repeat the same mistakes. What grievous error now you ask? She bought the Christmas baking much much too early again. Plus, she “hid” those sugary bonbons in the freezer where ANYONE can find them. And by anyone, I mean my teens. And since they moved away, by my teens I mean me. But none of this is my fault. I blame the washing machine.

The washing machine said it needed five more minutes before I could transfer my clothing to the dryer. So I looked in the freezer. And that’s when I spotted a Tupperware container of home-made cookies of various shapes, sizes, and delicious-es. What’s a guy to think and what’s a guy to do when confronted with such a conundrum? This:
  1. She won’t notice if I eat just one.
  2. Hmm. Now there’s an empty spot in the container. I better eat one more, make it an even number again.
  3. Uh oh, now there’s only one left in this row.
  4. I better eat the last one in this row.
  5. Uh oh. The entire row is gone.
  6. I will rearrange them.
  7. Hmm. Still gaps. I will arrange them differently.
  8. It looks like I broke a few moving them around so I should probably eat those too.
  9. More gaps. Bummer.
  10. Hmm. If I eat all the cookies then hide the container, there is a 98% chance my wife will not remember purchasing them. Perfect.

Who says problem-solving is hard?

4 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

When, oh when, will your wife learn? LOL

Vinny C said...

I used the same reasoning with a bag of mini-marshmallows earlier this week.

My solution: Buy an identical bag (and eat the same amount off the top so it matches the bag she originally left - BONUS!) and replace it in the fridge before she notices the first one is gone.

Michael Burrows said...

I LOVE frozen butter tarts.

In the middle of the night.

Ken said...

Now I'm wondering if we have any baking hidden in the freezer. I'm probably not going to be able to sleep until I check......and sample.

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