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.


  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.

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

  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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