Monday, June 16, 2008


It's time to review the official man's summer time ritual. Of course, this involves grilling food outdoors for a picnic at your place. When a man volunteers to do the BBQ, the following chain of events are put into motion:

The woman buys the food.

The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables and makes dessert.

The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill... beer in hand.

Here comes the important part: The man places the meat on the grill.

The woman goes inside to organize the plates and silverware.

The woman comes out to tell the man the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she'll bring him another beer while he deals with the situation.

Important again: The man takes the meat off the grill and hands it to the woman.

The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins and sauces and brings them to the table.

After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

Everyone praises the man and thanks him for his cooking efforts.

The man asks the woman how she enjoyed "her night off." Upon seeing her annoyed reaction, he concludes that there's just no pleasing some women.