Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mashed Butter

While sitting in the family room this morning, I witnessed John in the kitchen fixing his breakfast.  He poured out some cereal in a bowl, then discovered we had no milk.  He had used the last of the milk on his cereal yesterday morning so it shouldn’t have been a big surprise to see there was none.  He poured the cereal back into the box then moved on to Plan B.

Plan B was toast with butter.  He popped some bread in the toaster (sure hope he checked it for mold first), then reached in the fridge to bring out the butter dish.  That’s when the bottom of the butter dish fell out of the top, and the stick of butter landed on the floor.  He picked up the butter, put it back on the butter dish, and proceeded to butter his toast.  He then covered the dish and put it back in the fridge.

Here’s what the stick of butter now looks like.  Be sure to click on the photo so you can see a larger image.  Gross, huh?

One end has been mashed where it plunged to the floor.  There are little bits of debris on the top plus one very noticeable hair.  Yep, that’s what he put back in the refrigerator.

Having witnessed this stick of butter mishap, I recall several months ago taking the butter out of the fridge and seeing it in a very similar looking state.  I knew then that he had dropped the butter on the floor, but today I know why that happened.  He was carrying the butter dish by its lid without supporting the bottom.  The lid is not going to stay on while carrying it with a nearly new stick of butter.  You’d think he’d have learned the first time it happened.  Now I’m wondering how many other times the bottom has fallen out of the butter dish.