Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Let's Have A Barbecue .....

This was in the newspaper during the Christmas holiday break. I thought it was very funny, so I cut it out, and have now decided to share it with my friends who may not have read it. I think it may be very Australian, however I guess all you non-Aussie bloggers will get the idea … I imagine men & women & barbecues are the same the world over !!

1. The woman buys the food.
2. The woman makes the salad, vegetables and dessert.
3. The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill ... beer in hand.
(Here comes the important part).
4. The man places the meat on the grill.
5. The woman goes inside to organise the plates and cutlery.
6. The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she will bring out another beer while he deals with the situation.
7. The man takes the meat off the grill and hands it to the woman.
8. The woman prepares the plates, salad, etc, and brings them to the table.
9. After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.
(And most important of all).
10. Everyone praises the man and thanks him for his efforts.
11. The man asks the woman how she enjoyed "her night off". And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women.

RE 1. The woman does not need to buy the food. The more intelligent male would just stop at the bottle shop at the local licenced supermarket to buy beer and would cunningly ask the obliging young lads to run upstairs and grab him some meat and snags. Job done.
RE 2, 5 and 8. All of the above organising is unnecessary and against the spirit of a true barbie. Problem solved.
RE 3. Meat does not need to be "prepared for cooking". It should be slapped on the barbecue. We don't need sauces. We don't need utensils. A real man turns snags with his bare hands, or the spanner he keeps nearby.
RE 6. We know the meat is burning. Like the American indians, we also know that smoke signals are important for communicating ideas, that is, "Bring me more beer !"
RE 9. All of this hoohah wouldn't be required if you followed the above process properly.

There you go ... I thought it was great. Hope you do too.

Have a great day.



Neo said...

Meow - OMG!!! That is funny!

That sounds like every bbq i've ever been too. Hey where's the beer?


Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

Badoozie said...

i think they do it differently here. the men do the bbq'ing but they own about 900 different types of marinade and seasoning salts. and I am the one who burns the meat, so I stay the heck away from grilling. here, men do have a beer in hand (some of them) but they definetly pull their weight. and paper plate. and don't be late. for a important date.

Meow said...

Neo, you'd make a good Aussie, then. Come and join us !!

Susie, your men must be a different breed than ours, then. Ours are mostly as I wrote. Quite sad really, as they can usually be quite useful !!!

See ya,

momyblogR said...

LOL, you're right. They are exactly the same no matter where you are. The whole place could go up in flames but they are screaming for their beer. Very. Funny.

Jenn said...

I know a lot of American men fit the barbeque stereotype. My husband will not grill anything, he doesn't drink beer, and he does the dishes. I think he's a rare case... he also loves shopping at the mall... and decorating the house...

Meow said...

Jenn, you must tell us where you found him ... he sounds like a rare breed !! Take care, Meow

Lucy Stern said...

That's a laugh and very true...

Michelle said...

MMmmmmm yummy bbq! Sure is an Aussie tradition :)

Meow said...

Lucy, isn't it just the truth !!

Michelle, we had a yummy burger barbie tonight ... mmmmmmm !!

Enjoy your dinner everyone, Meow

Chloe said...

hehe. thank god i'm a vegetarian. but i guess i could have a fight over barbecued aubergines.

martie said...

My hubby does the grilling and does a very good job of it....of course, I prepare the meat, put it on a tray with all the neccesary items and deliver it to him along with a beer, etc...hey, I guess they are all the same! LOL

Viamarie said...

It's embarassing but I don't know how to grill. It has always been my hubby's job.

Hope you had a wonderful day.

DayByDay4-2Day said...

some of that is right on the mark.

WriterGrrl said...

I think the verbiage is Australian, but the sentiment is universal. We have had that scenario play out quite a few times here in my neck of the woods.

angel, jr. said...


Bossy♥'s YOU said...

the men here buy all the meat..I would buy chicken...the men buy steaks and varoius huge peices of red meat..

we do make the salds, because its probably the ebst part since the meat will end up with beer splatter or burned..heehee

but that kinda sounds like a typical 4th of july BBQ here..if we grilled at Christmas our buns would freeze:)

Meow said...

Chloe, barbecued augergine (or as we call it, eggplant) is yummy !!

Martie, thanks for visiting, will have a visit to your blog later on today ... looks great, from my quick peek just now !!

Viamarie, don't worry, lots of us don't know how to grill ... I only had to learn by necessity when hubby had too many beers one day with his buddies, and it was either I learn, or we go hungry !!

DaybyDay, it is, isn't it !!!

Writergrrl, men seem to be the same the world over ... sad, isn't it !!

Angel, thought you might !!!

Thanks all for visiting, have a great day, Meow

Meow said...

Christina ... buns would freeze ... tee hee !! That cracked me up !! Take care, Meow

Jamie Dawn said...

It is true that when men stand and watch the meat cook and flip it over once or twice, they feel they are to be worshipped and adored for their efforts.
Funny stuff!

Meow said...

They probably want us to bow to them, and kiss their feet, too !!! Take care, Meow