Joke 441

7 Jun
Some chicken, pork and corn in the barbeque

Some chicken, pork and corn in the barbeque (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After long months of cold and rain, barbecue season is finally upon us.  It is important to understand barbecue etiquette: a man likes to barbecue because there is an element of danger.




  • The woman buys the food.
  • The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
  • The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill, beer in hand.
  • The man places the meat on the barbecue.
  • The woman organises plates and cutlery.
  • The woman delivers salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces to the table.
  • The woman informs the man that the meat is burning.
  • The man thanks the woman and asks if she will bring another beer while he deals with the situation.
  • The woman brings the man another beer.
  • The man takes the meat off the barbecue.  He gives it to the woman.
  • The woman delivers the meat to the table in an attractive covered dish.
  • After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.
  • Everyone praises the man and thanks him for his cooking.
  • The man asks the woman how she enjoyed her night off.
  • The man, wearing an attractive covered dish as a groin cover, concludes that there’s just no pleasing some people.


41 Responses to “Joke 441”

  1. siggiofmaine June 7, 2012 at 04:45 #

    The truth hurts sometimes ! LoL. Thanks.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine


  2. shittydad June 7, 2012 at 04:55 #

    Sounds about right. But don’t forget that man are usually those who eat most of the meat.


    • Tilly Bud June 8, 2012 at 10:41 #

      Ah, this is your first time here, isn’t it…? 🙂


  3. slpmartin June 7, 2012 at 05:02 #

    Hmm…its there something wrong with this sequence of events? 😉


  4. slpmartin June 7, 2012 at 05:04 #

    Sorry…getting near bedtime here…should read …”is there….”


    • Tilly Bud June 8, 2012 at 10:49 #

      Self-correcting readers are my favourite kind of readers 😉

      And before I posted this comment, I had to change ‘raeders’ to ‘readers’. Twice.


  5. Gobetween June 7, 2012 at 05:04 #

    and then some say “we will braai it is the easiest”. When in fact getting a takeaway pizza is much easier than preparing for a braai/BBQ. Do you remember, here you have to make potato salad, leafy green salad, pap & gravy and have buttered hotdog rolls ready. Then my pet hate is when they put a huge T-bone steak on a soft paper plate and you must balance it on your knees while sitting on a camp chair which is ready to collapse 😦


  6. jmgoyder June 7, 2012 at 05:12 #

    I have been in that situation many a time – argh!


  7. vivinfrance June 7, 2012 at 05:51 #

    Only too painfully true.


  8. granny1947 June 7, 2012 at 06:22 #

    Thanks for the smile as I prepare to face the elements.
    Shyte it is cold here!


    • Tilly Bud June 8, 2012 at 10:52 #

      And here. It’s winter there. What’s our excuse?


      • granny1947 June 8, 2012 at 12:49 #

        You don’t need an excuse…you live in England.


  9. misswhiplash June 7, 2012 at 07:07 #

    You never said a truer word…..


  10. The Wanderlust Gene June 7, 2012 at 07:07 #

    It is a universal truth that a man at the barbecue reverts, no matter how domesticated we think we have made him. I haven’t laughed so much for weeks … 🙂


  11. adinparadise June 7, 2012 at 08:37 #

    Never were truer words written, Tilly. 😉


  12. Roly June 7, 2012 at 10:44 #

    Sheesh! She has it easy. Some guys call the women and tell them the meat is ready and let them come and take it off the grill 🙂


  13. RoryBore June 7, 2012 at 13:03 #

    LOL – so true, so true. Except some men do take their BBQ super serious. I am not allowed within 10 feet of said grill and not expected to understand why no matter what I pass him to grill… will always take 10-12 minutes.
    During winter….my man shovels off the back deck to the BBQ before he does the driveway! truth.


  14. viveka June 7, 2012 at 13:28 #

    This is brilliant and nothing could be more true !!!! Great stuff!


  15. lanceleuven June 7, 2012 at 14:44 #

    I believe the term is ‘fair dvision of labour’ 😉 (quickly ducks)

    I’m not sure by whom, but I once heard it said that ‘men like cooking BBQ’s because it’s the only cooking you can do one handed while holding a beer in the other’.


    • Tilly Bud June 8, 2012 at 11:08 #

      Oh I dunno. I bet you could prepare a bowl of cereal one-handed.


      • lanceleuven June 8, 2012 at 13:16 #

        I don’t feel that I have the required concrentration.


  16. Food Stories June 7, 2012 at 14:55 #

    Love it 🙂


  17. katharinetrauger June 7, 2012 at 14:56 #

    Laughing again. (Imagine!)
    This is so right on. Did you write it? Or find it?
    Except — one day per year, at our house (Mother’s Day) my hub and all four of my sons do all the dishes, salads, drinks, etc.
    I have the same level of stress, but I get to stress in a reclining chair. Hee hee.


    • Tilly Bud June 8, 2012 at 11:11 #

      No, I found it in several places. When it comes from more than one source, I don’t cite it because they’re usually found all over the internet.


  18. grannymar June 7, 2012 at 15:10 #

    I miss BBQs and family Sunday lunches, cooking for one is a pain, but I do it.


  19. Janie Jones June 7, 2012 at 16:29 #

    I once relinquished the “barbequing” privilege to a man (not my Leif, however, who is a fabulous barbeque cook and owns a grill so scary looking I steer clear) who argued he’d save me a lot of time and trouble and serve better chicken to boot. I ended up serving with raw chicken under a veneer of burned sauce and skin. After that, men did not barbeque on my grill.


  20. benzeknees June 8, 2012 at 06:23 #

    This is so true! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    • Tilly Bud June 8, 2012 at 11:18 #

      Hyesterical laughter…you have some experience of this, don’t you?


  21. sarsm June 22, 2012 at 08:59 #

    Sounds about right!!


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