Today I was handing something to someone and he noticed a black spot on my finger.
Someone: What’s that? Dirt?
Me: Nope, it’s dried blood.
Someone: How did it get there? What happened?
Me: I accidentally kissed the finger with a knife when removing garlic skin with the knife still in hand.
Someone: Bloody hell, that’s why we don’t cook! Cooking is filled with hazards like this! And you still blog about how cooking is easy!
So, yeah, today I learned that I have another silent reader, and was berated for misleading people into thinking that cooking is easy and safe. Sorry mates, let me try to make amends by telling you all the truth..
The truth is, cooking is a dangerous activity, fraught with peril. You need to deal with sharp knives and boiling oil. At any moment, you might accidentally chop your hand off when your concentration stray. Or your face might get hit by boiling oil and you might end up needing plastic surgery. It’s not safe to cook, better don’t cook if you can help it..
Since I’m on it, I think I should also warn you against other dangerous activities..
Eating is a dangerous activity. You need to focus on munching until the food is dissolved enough to swallow. If you lost concentration on munching, you might accidentally swallow the food while still solid and end up choking yourself. You might suffocate and die due to the perils of eating. It is not safe to eat, better avoid eating if you can..
Driving is a dangerous activity. You need to absolutely focus on all angles: the front, the back and on both the sides. One moment of distraction is all it takes for you to crash into a motorcycle or worse, to crash into a tree. You might die from the accident. It is not safe to drive, better avoid driving at all costs, it is best to just walk..
Actually, no. Even walking is a dangerous activity. You need to keep your eyes open and your body balanced. If you are not paying attention, you might step on a rusty nail, infecting your leg and ending up having to have the leg amputated. Imagine living that terribly inconvenient life because of one small accident. It is not safe to walk, better to sit on a wheelchair and have everyone push you around instead. Then the risk on stepping on a rusty nail is transferred to your personal wheelchair chauffeur..
Is there any other dangerous activity that you can think of? Might as well warn each other off in advance. Sharing is caring, right? 😉