Thursday, July 28, 2016

Like 2,000 spoons...

Recently, I was staying at a relative's house, and when I was having a bowl of cereal in the morning, I literally could not find one normal spoon. When I opened the silverware drawer, this was the array of spoons that I found:

Tell me, who buys 20 little tiny baby spoons, but does not have one normal spoon?


  1. My mother keeps the regular-size spoons in a mug in the cupboard above the coffee maker, as she uses them more often for stirring her coffee than anything else. Visitors would be confused, but it makes sense to her.

  2. What's wrong with the second one? Looks like a pretty normal table spoon.

    1. It wasn't awful but it was very big. It's hard to tell from the picture.

  3. Define "normal". A tablespoon? A teaspoon? A serving spoon? They all seem to do the job - getting the cereal from the bowl to your mouth.

  4. Back when my elderly, sick mother lived with me, I had aides to help me with her and the aides tended to be very careless. They would scrape the remains of a meal into the garbage, cutlery and all. At one point, we were forced to stir coffee with a tablespoon (because all teaspoons had been thrown away) and ate our meals with cake forks and cocktail forks because regular forks had also met their ends. I suspect visitors wondered what was wrong with me as well. (No point replacing the discarded cutlery as the aides would just throw it away again.)

  5. looks like you were in the serving utensil drawer. I see a small ladle, a pickle spoon, a sugar spoon ...

  6. This is a great strategy for cutting down on portions to loose weight. Next go to Toys R Us and get yourself a set of doll dishes. Works like a charm!