What is it about some men who think they have to prove their manliness by being, well Jackasses.
My sister makes a pretty mean curry. I only ever had one once, but it was full of meat and veg, but a little light on the juice and quite hot, the way her late husband used to like it.
Now years ago when I made a curry, I had to make three.
One for the kids (just show the pan the curry powder), one for me (flavour only) and one for the
Jackass man of the house (hot).
He would complain that my curries were never hot enough for him, despite my being extremely generous in adding the curry spice to his pan.
In desperation, I once used an entire tub of HOT MADRAS curry powder, but still he made a show of it not being hot enough.
We had friends to dinner one night and I was asked to make a curry.
As they were having a juvenile pissing contest as to who could eat the hottest meal 🙄 , again I overdid it with the curry powder in the men’s portions.
Nobody won that night, but a few months later my Dad did.
Partner fobbed off Dad’s claim to the strength of his horseradish sauce, and piled an exceedingly large helping onto his dinner.
(I’d like to point out that the rule in their house was that if you added it to your plate, you ate it.)
My Dad never lied, and knowing the story of the curry, sat back and like me, waited with interest to see the result of his labours after the first mouthful.
Partner’s face went very red, and he started to sweat. His eyes then started to water.
My Dad innocently asked if everything was OK and did he want a glass of water.
Partner shook his head and reached for his glass of homemade wine. You could almost hear his tongue sizzle and see the steam.
Rather than lose face, Partner took another mouthful of his beef and the horseradish sauce, and the table was silent as we all watched macho man eat his meal.
He managed to finish it, but couldn’t speak for a while (like two hours).
Dad and I tried (but failed) to keep a straight face, but it was the last time Partner said anything about the spiciness or heat of his food.