I was attempting to invent a new kind of frittata yesterday, and ended up wasting a whole lot of eggs — because for some incredibly exasperating reason, the 4th egg I broke into the bowl was bad.
So I had to throw away that entire bowl (while retching and trying valiantly not to barf my brains out, of course) and start over. Then it happened AGAIN!!! Three perfectly good eggs and then BAM! A bad one!
I don’t know why these things happen to me, honestly.
After a brief tantrum (and some more retching - because really… that smell… BLECCCCCH!) I eventually caught on and realized I should probably break the eggs one by one in different bowls so that any other evil egg lurking out there wouldn’t mess up the others.
But of course, now that I was being SMART, the bad eggs realized they’d had their fun and disappeared.
BAH!!! Stupid eggs!
So anyway later on, while munching on my new and hard-earned frittata, I was still thinking about bad eggs (can you blame me? really??) and I started giggling because I remembered the time my dad called ME a bad egg.
I forgot what it was that my friends and I had done (something extremely stupid involving boys, cutting class and/or contraband alcohol hidden in thermoses, no doubt) and I’d gotten suspended from school for 3 days. Pop was LIVID.
He was terrifying but adorable that way, with his charming old-school metaphors and invented words… like GOODTIMER - which I guess is like a young old-timer, who likes to have fun.
Yeah, my goodtimer girlfriends and I still get a kick out of that until now. :)
But anyway, back to teenage me being a bad egg… I couldn’t cook to save my life back then, so the reference just flew over my head, but OMG! Now I get it! (Yes, I’m a little slow. Don’t judge.)
It only takes one bad egg to contaminate the good ones — and ruin everything you’ve been working to achieve.
Hmm… It’s something worth thinking about, this eggy metaphor for life…
Are YOU a bad egg? Is there a bad egg around ruining you? Because life’s too short to let one bad egg direct the course of your destiny.
Think about it.