We can’t attempt to compartmentalize things in life; put the oranges here, the greens in a separate fridge with a different humidity than the cheese will allow, and give the avocados get their own special fridge. Of course each food has its own ideal way it can be stored to maintain optimum freshness and maximize shelf life, but if you catered to the specific needs of each individual food, you’d exhaust your resources, your expenses, and yourself by all the running around you’d have to do just to make dinner. You might think you’re doing a good job of organizing, and this might happen elsewhere, too. “There’s too many files in this folder. I know–I’ll give them all their own folder!” So now instead of fixing the problem, there’s “too many folders in this drawer! I can’t find anything!”
While trying to be fair to the food, you are being unfair to yourself. You need to treat yourself with some respect; and actually by stuffing everything into the same fridge at a uniform temperature and humidity, it’s more respectful to the food too. No one gets special treatment so they know not to ask for it. It’s nothing unusual; it’s just the best option. The food might whine and complain, but who doesn’t complain every once in a while? The food doesn’t care if you do anything about its complaints, it just wants to vent. You might say, “This quinoa is going straight to my hips,” and then eat it anyway. Same thing. Otherwise, if you cater to every food and try to please them all with their own special climate, it won’t work; it never does. And all you’ll be left with is an empty avocado refrigerator.
I’m old enough to remember avocado refrigerators (& gold & bronze too), shudder!
I’ve often thought about the drawings they make of where to put my food… what a lot of effort… i’m not into that… ease and more time for myself…
Point made, point taken!
nooo! give me my points back! If I don’t have enough points, i’ll lose the game :0
“You don’t have to have a point to make a point.” Oblio
Oblio and The Land of Points
very pointy comment
Lol! Now I understand why you keep winning the great Monopoly game of relevancy: you cheat!
…but i just can’t seem to get boardwalk
Welcome to the club.
Hehe that’s great and very true :)
i’m glad you liked it :)
I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award!
Have a great day :)
thanks a bunch! I will eat more sugar to try and stay sweet ;)
powerful, straightforward. easy to get. nicely done!
thank you so much!
Excellent point and amusing analogy to make it. Well done! Lol :)
This has given me lots of comfort. I can finally accept my disorganised self with peace. :)
Brilliant, saying everything, whilst saying nothing, completely relevant!!
why thank you :)
You have no idea how much you have just simplified my life.
this makes me grin. now go forth and refrigerate, my friend! for life is abuncha food, and i am an appetite.
If only the real-life application of this story was as simple. Unfortunately the food won’t allow that.
I don’t know why different fruits and vegetables argue with one another. They just do. I had a carrot once; wouldn’t talk to me for a month!
conversely, my spinach won’t stop talking! and my potatoes need a haircut… wait– that’s not hair!
I think I smell a metaphor…
yes! ‘i’m hungry’ is the metaphor!
Ha :) this was a very cute story
thank you :)
I tried to do that once. It was the pits.
avocadon’t try this at home kids
I can’t count the number of times i had an avocado pit with three toothpicks stuck in it sitting in the kitchen window rotting. I just knew this time I was going to grow a fabulous avovado tree. What is even more pathetic….My father’s cousin Pauline (now passed) was married to Louie Cavaletto (he’s also gone). Don’t recognize the name? Do you recognize the little oval label on your avocado that says Calavo avocados? Yeah…he was one of the original hobby growers.
woah. that’s a cool connection. i’ll definitely look for that next time i buy avocados.