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.



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination 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! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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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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