I have so many questions throughout my day. Did we have homework in here? Where is my wallet? Has anyone seen my keys? What are y’all doing for dinner? I wonder what Swiperboy has tweeted about today? Have my biceps gotten bigger? Is Forrest Gump the best film of our time? Etc… You get the picture.
I also have questions pertaining to other things that maybe you have not taken the time to question. I plan on doing a series of blogs looking into the little things in life… but, as with most my plans, who knows if I will last past this post.
As I was home for spring break I went to the refrigerator and grabbed a yogurt. I then opened the drawer to where we keep the silverware. I blindly grabbed a spoon and then attempted to dip it into my yogurt. The only problem was it was too big to fit inside my cup. This spoon was not large enough to scoop spaghetti sauce out of the pan with, nor was it small enough to fit into my yogurt.
The question is why do spoons of this size even exist?
A man stands at the silverware store looking at spoons. He then decides to buy the spoon that if used would provide him with more food than his mouth could handle. This makes no sense to me. How is there a market for medium sized spoons. We have spoons at my house that are the perfect size for all food requiring a scoop. Why are those not the only spoons that are available to the public? Do America mouths vary that much in size? I say no.
It is like my family shops for silverware at Goodwill buying only the spoons that are half off that day. As far as I know my parents have never thrown away a spoon. Why would you have to? They are made of steel. It would be like throwing away a perfectly good… well.. umm… fork. So once these awkwardly sized spoons get into your silverware drawer they are there forever.
Maybe my family is the only one that is like this. I don’t know. I searched for answers. I sat down with my Dad and asked him all my spoon questions. All I got was a grunt as he gently placed a delicate, teeny tiny spoonful of oatmeal in his mouth. Yes, we have teeny tiny spoons as well….
I have decided that when I have my own silverware I will buy one set of perfectly sized spoons and never look back.