Friday, August 22, 2014
Marriage 601, Lecture 764: Tomayto, tomahto
SH: Hey! Are you going to make me a tomato salad?
Me: Maybe. Are you hungry?
SH: But later?
SH: Are there ripe tomatoes?
SH: But are they the Good Tomatoes?
SH: But I want the Good Tomatoes!
Me: You didn't dig up the back yard for a garden. You didn't plant the tomatoes. You haven't been weeding. you have not done anything to create the Good Tomatoes.
[The other tomatoes are the farmers market tomatoes, which are not bad, but they are not as good as the tomatoes from my garden.]
SH: I don't hog all the good food!
Me: I'm not hogging. But I am the one who put all the work into these tomatoes.
SH: You need to share.
Me: This is not Cuba. There is no forced sharing.
SH: When I make steak, I don't keep all the good parts for myself. I share it with you.
Me: When you start raising and butchering the beeves yourself, you can keep all the Good Steak for yourself.