Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lazy Susan: She's a Tease


scene of good times with family and friends
I love my square dining table that seats 8 comfortably.  Square is wonderful because it's so sociable -- everyone who's there can talk together, or to their immediate neighbors, with no craning of necks or raised voices.  It is, however, difficult to reach a dish that may be all the way on the other side of its wide surface.  

a seemingly elegant solution
I found the perfect solution:  the Lazy Susan.

In theory, she's great.  I can put everything on the large disk in the middle of the table and it's all in reach.  Hypothetically, when I want the bread, or the salad, or more sweet potatoes, I have only to extend my hand.  

Unfortunately, so does everyone else.  Usually at the same time I want it.

Husband scores corn muffin

Just as I'm going for the salt, Gem spins it to the other side of the table.  I reach out for the beans only to see them whirl away in  Husband's quest for salad dressing.  The empty promises of Lazy Susan.  

Goodbye, Butter.  It wasn't meant to be.




4 comments:

  1. Asalamu Alaykom!

    I love lazy susans! Yours looks so elegant :)

    I like them in kitchen cupboards too when you need to store a lot of stuff (like spices) in a small space.

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    1. Yosra, I too love Lazy Susan. And hate her.

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  2. How cleaver, I agree with Yosra it looks so elegant, I think you might need a second or third one though for all those hands :).

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