I’m not much of a cook, and even when I do, it’s just by means of the 4 basic food groups—frozen, canned, instant, and micro waved. So when my wife, who is a good cook, asked me to go to the store for ‘cream of tartar’, I proudly marched off stating I needed no help from her in locating it. Off I went, absolutely sure I knew what I was doing and would find it in the condiment section. Nope. Ok, well, there’ll be some near the fish, right? Everybody likes tartar with that, I thought
Well, I couldn’t call her, not after she offered to help and I boasted of my ability to find it. So I asked a stranger. She said it’s with the spices. Well, finding the spices was hard enough, and as I gazed at the hundreds of little jars they all ran together, and I had no idea what I was looking for or even why this tartar stuff would be in that area. “Maybe I’ll just get some mayo and relish and she can cream her own tartar” I thought.
So, I had asked, no help. Then I decided to seek. I figured that lady didn’t know what she was talking about, so back to the condiments I went. I looked at every bottle, slowly, one by one. I was seriously seeking. But it wasn’t until I finally humbled myself that I got my answer. No, I didn’t call my wife and admit my ignorance…I went back to the big metal door and knocked and got professional help And not only did I find cream of tartar that day…I also found out what it really is
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Contributed by Kelsey Coleman on Sep 10, 2004
Wabush, a town in a remote portion of Labrador, Canada, was completely isolated for some time. But recently a road was cut through the wilderness to reach it. Wabush now has one road leading into it, and thus, only on one road leading out. If someone would travel the unpaved road for six to eight ...read more