07 July 2004

Chinese Utensil Torture

Kirsten and I have been meaning to bring this up for a while now, and I'm interested to hear what the masses think about this odd, yet growing problem.

Why do buffets feel the need to use slotted spoons for Solid foods, and solid spoons for foods that would better suited for said slotted spoons?

Don't misunderstand me. I'm pro-slotted spoon. I've also gone on record stating the Spork (that ingenious hybrid of fork and spoon, available at your nearest KFC) may very well be the greatest utensil nay, invention of all time.

Can't the good folks tending to our buffets stop, put down those endless trays of crab legs they're sending to the hordes leering over the smorgasboard, and consider the dilemma at hand.

I mean, slotted spoons for Jello? Why? Find the need in that scenario. Meanwhile, the pineapple and peaches, equipped with your garden variety solid spoons, beg the same question: Why?

Maybe this will help. Maybe, by starting a groundswell for the proper uses of buffet-serving utensils, we can put a stop to this baffling problem plaguing the good human troughs of America.

Hey, if I can change one restaurant owner's mind, it'll all be worth it.

Because, in the end, it's all about the kids.

Join the fight, won't you?

P.S. There's a band called Spork. I've never heard their music, but I love them already.
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