My Dad has a saying that goes “If you’re gonna be stupid, you better be tough.” Growing up he said this to me every day, sometimes twice a day a lot. I understood what it meant, but didn’t really know how true it was until I started encountering some of America’s finest. For starters, today I read a story about a woman who put a frozen chicken into her dryer to defrost it. Seriously, I couldn’t make that up if I tried. This my friends is the perfect example of “If you’re gonna be stupid, you better be tough”. But personally I like the guy at Lowes today who combined being stupid and a pig all at once…
Lowes Guy: “Hey little lady, need some help?”
In my head: Did he just say little lady? What an ass. That’s so chauvinistic. But maybe he meant I looked skinny! Cause I totally have been sticking to my Weight Watchers lately! Wow how sweet of him to notice! :::giving him a huge smile since maybe he thinks I look little:::
Lowes Guy: “So uh, your husband let you come in here all alone huh?”
Me: Soo ya no, he totally doesn’t think I look ‘little’. He is just a major asswipe. “No but my partner did. She doesn’t like to do all the manly stuff.”
Him: “..Oh……..Thats, uh cool. Well thanks for shopping at Lowes.” :::darting off down the paint aisle:::
Again, If you’re gonna be stupid, you better be tough. And just for the record, I am not claiming to have never been on the receiving end of this saying. For example, a few years ago I accidentally responded ‘to all’ on an email to my entire team at work, including my boss, about how annoying the boss was. As soon as I saw it sent to everyone all I could think was “If you’re gonna be stupid, you better be tough”. So true, so very, very true. (Luckily I was able to play it off as a sarcastic joke…I seriously have no idea HOW I managed to pull it off.)
This recipe was created on one of those nights where I just tossed everything I could find together…and it turned out delicious. We have had it (on purpose) 3 times since then! We love the flavors together and it goes wonderfully along side grilled chicken or even as a stand alone dish.