There are some moments in life you will always remember. Now…I am not a very good cook. I can follow a recipe…and bake, but coming up with big fancy meals isn’t me.
Anyway…my husband is an excellent cook. His dad owns a restaurant and catering business, so it kinda runs in the family. My husband is a firm believer that preparing food is a way to show love.
One day he was playing Call of Duty and I made myself a grilled cheese. He asked me to make him one, so I did. I brought it to him and he said “thank you” and proceeded to play the game. After about a half hour, he decided to eat the grilled cheese. He took one bite and said “What the fuck is this bath thing?” and hurled it across the living room almost hitting me with it. I stood there dumbfounded. He continued to rant and race asking me why I can’t make a grilled cheese, how much cheese I put on it, why the cheese wasn’t melted. He kept expressing his disgust over the fact I can’t cook, that I was being lazy and that I was trying to piss him off. This whole episode lasted over a half hour…leaving me feeling like crap and apologizing way too many times.
Now…in my defense…it was NOT a bad grilled cheese, it wasn’t burnt or soggy. It was just right. But when he left it sit…the cheese hardened back up and it got cold.
Every time someone offers to make me a grilled cheese I am soooo tempted to reenact how he acted. Just to see their reaction…and to see if I still have the whole acting thing down. I wouldn’t let it go on more than a minute…but I would like to see their reaction.
Seriously…who does that? We had been getting along and there was no reason I can think of to overreact so badly. Then to make me feel sooooo bad about myself for making him what he asked for.
Now…I find it kinda laughable. There is no anger or resentment. Simply don’t get it…and as time goes on I am realizing and accepting that since I so not think how he does…I will never understand. And that is on with me.
Still…some poor lady might get a grilled cheese thrown at her. But I don’t want to make someone actually sad or really hurt their feelings…