September 22, 2017

Storytime Vol 1. ~ He put an egg in the kettle

I swear my Engineer brained fiancé (love that word) is one of the smartest people I know. I mean he left Romania a few years ago not knowing a lick of English and is now fluent - he's not dumb. He is in fact quite intelligent. His mind is but one, in a long list, of the reasons why I love him. But alas no one can be perfect.

He cannot cook.

At all.

Ok that may be a stretch. Allegedly, he can grill a mean steak.

I think by the title of this post you can tell where this particular story is going but let me preface this by saying that while he cannot cook, he doesn't demand that I do either. If I cook, I cook. If I don't, we eat out, or we find whatever's in the house to eat. We fuss not.

So a couple months ago, I was at work and Danny was at my old apartment waiting on me to get home. He messaged "Babe I'm hungry, I want a boiled egg so bad." So I explained to him in detail how to boil an egg. The problem was...

He couldn't light the stove.

Now in his defence, my old stove was not an electric or an automatic gas stove, it was one of those stoves that you have to actually turn on and light with an electric lighter (or match). But light it he could not.

So on my way home, the following exchange occurred (in more or less these words - the effect is same):
Danny: "babe, I made a mess"
Me: "what do you mean?"
Danny: "I tried to boil an egg and I made a mess"
Me: "you got the stove on?"
Danny: "Nope"
Me: "soooo how did you try to boil the egg?"
Danny: "in the kettle."
Me: "WHAT?" O.o
Yep, my sweet gem of a man plugged in the electric kettle and tried to boil an egg.

You thought that was the end of the story huh? Oh no. Not only did I get home to the mess of the kettle egg.... but I also came home to this:

(real photo of egg number two)

... a second egg, in a coffee mug, that he tried to boil by pouring boiled kettle water on it repeatedly.

'A' for effort. 'A' for persistence. 'F' for execution.

** The events are based on a true story. Two eggs were ruined in the making of this story. A kettle survived. The characters in this story are real. The names are unchanged. Both characters agreed story could be shared as they both think its hilarious. Allegedly they will be married soon and the character named Danny still cannot boil an egg #gottalovehim 


Have a great weekend guys!!


  1. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! so funny. men can be so backwards sometimes. my hubs also came from romania not knowing any english (his entire family) and all of them had to take classes to learn. his accent comes out when he's angry or when he leaves messages (?) so when i called him for the very first time and left a message on his pager (yes, it was THAT long ago), in his greeting, he had a pretty heavy accent that I thought i called a wrong number so I tried 2 more times and left a message on the third like "um, I hope this is the right number because it doesn't sound like you...." LOLOLOLOL

  2. Hahahahaha!! So funny and kind of genius! On a related note, as we eat so many boiled eggs here, i got a rapid boiled egg maker and i love it!

  3. This is epic!!!! Hahaha! But I mean, A for effort for real!!!! Chris used the stove for the first time in his adult life last week and when I came home he was bragging and so proud of himself for boiling water and cooking noodles.

  4. Too funny! At least he has so many other great qualities to make up for his lack of cooking skills although being a great grill master is a big plus!

  5. Hahaha he definitely gets an A for effort...and creativity lol

  6. We had a gas stove in college and I could never get it to light, so I can relate to his struggle, lol. Definitely not bad effort for the other ways he tried, they seem like they *might* be able to work.

  7. Hahahah this is amazing. My engineer boyfriend enjoyed it, too!

  8. I laughed entirely too hard at this! I give him an A+ for effort and ingenuity. Both methods of trying to boil an egg were very creative :)


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