Bena Mae’s Kitchen: Why does the toast always land butter-side down?
I don’t know if there is any scientific explanation for this, but nine out of ten times it will happen. I just know that it is called Murphy’s Law, which means that if anything can go wrong, it will. Like, for instance, you make a mad dash to the store for that much needed ingredient you find you’re out of after you are half way through a recipe. You’re looking like Phyllis Diller on a bad day. You’re hoping that you won’t run into anyone who knows you. And who do you run into? Only the mayor, your pastor and the best-dressed woman in town. It never fails. The casserole you fix for your family dinner turns out to be one that would make Julia Child proud. Then the casserole you fix by the very same recipe to take to a pot luck or sick friend looks and tastes like road kill. The telephone sits there all day, mocking and silent, until you settle yourself down to watch the last episode of a three-part series and it starts ringing off the wall. Chances are, it’s the chattiest person you know. And why is it that, you are shopping and you see someone you know and are trying to avoid. You hunker down between the aisles of the store, trying to get through to the checkout lane before he/she sees you. Alas, just when you think you’re in the clear, they pop up before you can make it to the door, looking like your hand has been caught in the cookie jar and a look of guilt written all over your face. The only recourse for this is to lie and pretend you are glad to see them. And last, but far from least, people never drop by when your house is clean. The best way to avoid their critical judgement is to leave the vacuum cleaner sitting in the middle of the living room floor and a can of Pledge on the coffee table. Works for me. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When I read the following story on the Internet, I thought I couldn’t wait to share it with my readers. It just goes to show that real life is stranger than fiction…and a lot funnier. Enjoy. When Phoenix police officers were dispatched to what they thought was a domestic disturbance Monday night, they discovered a lone Mesa man fighting with himself. Though the original call reported a verbal argument between a man and a woman, police said they found the 21-year-old man arguing with himself, changing the pitch of his voice as he acted out each part. The man was also destroying the inside of the apartment, officers said. He broke the front window as they tried to calm him down and coax him out of the house, according to the authorities. Like I’ve always said, people are strange human beings sometimes.