Sunday Writing Prompt “Everyday Objects”

Hubby is King of the Kitchenituspilferous and I have lost knives, spoons and scissors to his tool box on more than one occasion.
When we were both working, we used to have a chinese takeout on a regular basis, chopsticks always being supplied.
I could never get on with them, but Hubby being brought up on rice and all foods oriental had no problems. He tried to teach me how to use them, but I was useless and if we went to a restaurant, as we did for my parents Sapphire Wedding Anniversary celebration, forks were in my handbag just in case they weren’t provided on the table (and no, I would not have been embarrassed to produce them).


I did find an alternative use for chopsticks though when we were replacing our kitchen.
We had a tumble drier then and put a vent in the outside wall for the extractor hose. It looked great from the inside, but outside was a different matter as we couldn’t get the mortar mix into the small area round the exit point and everything Hubby had in his tool box was too fat.
I came up with the idea of using a chopstick as we could poke the mortar in place then turn the stick round and smooth it over nicely with the flat end as it was sufficiently narrow.
Perfect job.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt “Everyday Objects”

  1. Sadje says:

    Very innovative. 👍😉

  2. Very clever! I am not good with chopsticks either although I love Japanese food. Sometimes my husband even uses them to cook.

  3. Michael says:

    I discovered when I was in Japan in some places they only had chop sticks, so in order to stave off hunger I got used to using them, very clumsily I have to say, thankfully many places did have pity on me and provided forks.

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