Joke 761

23 Apr
A WORD TO THE WIVES ON HOW TO KEEP HUSBANDS HAPPY

A WORD TO THE WIVES ON HOW TO KEEP HUSBANDS HAPPY (Photo credit: strph)

Aussie Barbecue Season

After long months of cold and winter, we are finally coming up to summer and BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking as it’s the only type of cooking a real man will do, probably because there is an element of danger involved.

When a man volunteers to do the Barbecue, usually on a Saturday, the following chain of events are put into motion:

Barbecue Routine

  • 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.
  • Here comes the important part:  
  • THE MAN PLACES THE MEAT ON THE GRILL.
  • The woman goes inside to organise the plates and cutlery.
  • The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he deals with the situation.
  • Important again:
  • THE MAN TAKES THE MEAT OFF THE GRILL AND HANDS IT TO THE WOMAN.
  • The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces and brings them to the table.
  • After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.
  • And most important of all:  
  • Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.
  • The man asks the woman how she enjoyed “her night off.” And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there’s just no pleasing some women….

Thanks to Will & Guy for this one.

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23 Responses to “Joke 761”

  1. slpmartin April 23, 2013 at 04:06 #

    Well there a fine how-you-do…there goes your invitation to my first barbecue of the SoCal season… Well, you can come if you bring the salad.:-) Very cute post.

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  2. terry1954 April 23, 2013 at 04:18 #

    that is so true every single time!!!!!!

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  3. terry1954 April 23, 2013 at 04:19 #

    Reblogged this on terry1954 and commented:
    if this isn’t true, i will eat my hat!!!!! LOL, not for all but but quite a few!

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  4. benzeknees April 23, 2013 at 06:19 #

    I am lucky, hubby doesn’t mind BBQing all year round!

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  5. viv blake April 23, 2013 at 07:44 #

    Only too true. And in this house the man won’t even go near the barbecue! He does other things, though, like making soup and doing the dishes. The irony of the opening words of this post are that in Oz, winter is just starting!

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  6. Elaine - I used to be indecisive April 23, 2013 at 09:42 #

    Yes, that’s exactly how it happens here! 😀

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  7. Al April 23, 2013 at 12:02 #

    I plead the 5th.

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  8. sanstorm April 23, 2013 at 12:30 #

    We’ve never had a barbecue. We got a bar b set as a wedding present and it went in the garage. We moved house and it moved to the new garage. We converted the garage into a room and the bar-b went outside. The box disintegrated; the instructions disappeared, the bowl thing bit rusted… So it went in a skip.
    Hoping the person that gave us it doesn’t subscribe to The Laughing Housewife.

    Meanwhile I wait with a roll and butter, hoping for a burger.

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  9. mairedubhtx April 23, 2013 at 13:17 #

    Sounds an awful lot like American barbecue season. Men love grilling the meat–and nothing else. Women do everything else, even cleaning the grill. In Texas, barbecue season goes on forever, with slow barbecue-smoking a favorite amongst men. They take immense pride in their barbecuing skills. There are barbecuing contests, especially at rodeo time in February and in the summer. Mostly men participate. Women clean up.

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  10. Naia April 23, 2013 at 13:48 #

    So true!

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  11. Viveka April 23, 2013 at 14:52 #

    That is why I hate … BBQ’s. Brilliant .. funny and true.

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  12. Grannymar April 23, 2013 at 15:28 #

    I’ll bring a salad, a dessert or the wine. Everyone else is welcome to the preparation, cooking and clearing up!

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  13. Three Well Beings April 23, 2013 at 18:04 #

    Not completely true in our household…my husband will stand over the BBQ and does his best. After a while of him prodding and poking the meat I am forced to take over out of fear he will destroy the food. He does try, poor guy! LOL!

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  14. adinparadise April 23, 2013 at 19:44 #

    Hahaha. That sequence of events at the braai is so true, especially the woman coming outside to tell the guy the meat is burning. 😆

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  15. What I Desired To Say April 24, 2013 at 02:51 #

    You never fail to bring a ray of sunshine to my day. As such, you have been awarded the Sunshine Award. Please check my latest post for details!

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  16. Perfecting Motherhood May 10, 2013 at 06:35 #

    So true and so funny (and sad)!

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