The Spice Draw

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This last line of this scene from an episode of the Simpsons is one I use a lot. I find it useful when describing those moments in life when you realise how fundamentally different from someone  you can be.

Marge: So… you want to go on tour with a traveling freak show.
Homer: I don’t think I have a choice, Marge.
Marge: Of course you have a choice.
Homer: How do you figure?
Marge: You don’t have to join a freak show just because the opportunity came along.
Homer: You know, Marge, in some ways, you and I are very different people.

I have these moments with my husband often, particularly when he wants to explain things like ‘how the moon works’ to me. This time it was organising my Mother’s spice drawer that made me think of it. Here are the before and after shots.

Satisfaction levels: high and rising from all parties!

14 responses »

  1. although….. why no alphabetising???

  2. I love it. Now I can make a curry.

  3. All organised and ready for cooking and baking.

    • Yes, and the four rogue packets of unopened Tarragon are all in a jar now, and Mixed Spice, Ground Cloves and Rosemary have been purchased. All ducks in a row!

  4. Love – however, I’m with Miriam re alphabetical order – I’m a bit like that!

    • Can I just clarify that Miriam is making a little joke at my expense here. Her spice draw and Mum’s spice draw are more likely to make a colony on Mars together than be alphabetised! Mine however, is likely to be! 😀

  5. Thank you for the lovely transformation! x

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