Hey look, I don't pretend to be Martha Stewart, OK? I can barely cook rice, and as for kitchen tools, the ones we actually use we keep to a minimum. Most of them are from this black plastic set that I think we picked up at Bed Bath and Beyond, that came in a bagged bundled set for, like five bucks. So it is very strange as well as very specific that one of my pet peeves is when people (translation: Joe) use(s) kitchen implements for the wrong purpose. Inexplicably drives me INSANE. And the brunt of the transgressions centers on this one tool:
I don't know what this is, or what it's called, but to my mind, the shape and configuration implies that it is a tool used to pick up and serve pasta of the spaghetti/linguini variety. I mean...right? It has little prongs to entwine the strands and everything. It's a long pasta picker-upper, and due to its unusual shape, that seems like basically the only thing it's suited to do.
However, Joe uses this implement for EVERYTHING. Which is annoying not just because it's difficult to clean, but, see above, using kitchen implements incorrectly drives me crazy, despite the fact that I have no actual proof that pasta-picking is what this implement is actually used for. But people, seriously? HE USES THIS FOR EVERYTHING. Including and not limited to:
- Scooping up rice
- Serving beef stew
- Dishing out soup
I mean, really? SOUP? When it's sitting next to two ladles and a giant serving spoon? And, more saliently, THERE'S A HOLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT THING. I mean, Jesus.