Monday, January 7, 2008

Arithmetic of Genetics as Applied to Sandwich Making

Take one man who likes his sandwich made thusly: Two slices of bread, mayo and mustard spread ON THE BREAD, meat and cheese between the bread.

Add one woman who likes her sandwich made thusly: Two slices of bread, butter (if available) spread on the bread, meat and cheese between the bread, mayo and mustard spread ON THE MEAT.

These two, in 20 years of marriage, will produce:

A child who makes her sandwiches exactly the same way the man does, and turns up her little German nose and sneers at anyone who suggests that any other way is acceptable.

One other child who makes his sandwiches like so: Two slices of bread, mayo spread ON THE BREAD, meat and cheese between the bread, and mustard spread ON THE MEAT. And also two ancillary slices of muenster cheese spread with mustard, to eat as a side dish IF his mother doesn't catch him first and put a stop to his evil plan.

Make of that what you will...and wait with bated breath for the Amazing Travelogue of Randomness which will be posted in the foreseeable future...

3 comments:

Mrs. Darling said...

You are too funny! What odd ways to make sandwiches. I couldnt even follow half of it! LOL

mandolinartist said...

Sounds like my siblings... Although I am sure you could never find as many food items as my brother with which to eat ketchup!

Jim said...

Julia and Alex are condiments-on-the-bread people, while I'm a condiments-on-the-meat person.

I personally don't get the "spread butter on every sandwich" approach. I know we did that with some sandwiches as kids, but that was mostly due to Seven Grain Breads for Life and the utter lack of any sort of moisture in the sandwich fixings themselves. :)