Monday, November 26, 2012

Horse Pucky Advice: Smelly Sprouts

Dear Horse Pucky,

During Thanksgiving dinner, a family memeber made a crude comment about the Brussel sprouts that were being served, saying they smelled like the bottom of someone's dirty feet and then laughed uproariously. I love Brussel sprouts and  thought they smelled deliciously aromatic. The sprouts were lightly coated with butter, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil, then sprinkled with fresh dried herbs from the garden. They were prepared perfectly and tasted wonderful.  

My question is: What do you say to someone who is so rude and crude at the Thanksgiving table, without upsetting the rest of the family?

~A Brussel Sprout Lover

Dear BSL,

While streaming, Brussel sprouts can be a  bit...uh...stinky. However, the final prep on those baby cabbages is worth waiting for as you dig in and enjoy a tantalizing taste treat.

As for the crude comment, perhaps you should have asked, "When was the last time you smelled the bottom of someone's dirty feet?" A sharp kick under the table, along with your retort, would get your point across quickly.

~Horse Pucky


lightly said...

Dear BSL

stop having thanksgiving dinner.

at every one of these events is the crazy relative, the dark horse, the bitch on steroids.

now if you look around the table and everyone is normal then that person is you.

some times you just have to put up with ass's to be with the ones you love.

Pamela Beers. said...

Good advice, lightly. As usual, you made me laugh.