SOB (sister of blogger) came back from visiting her in-laws and wanted us all to come over for Sunday night dinner at her house. The usual complement of the family showed up. POB (partner of blogger) was happy for the night off from cooking.
As I was helping my sister, I had occasion to open her refrigerator. This is what I saw:
Nothing else on that shelf in the refrigerator. Without these cans of non-nutritive and non-food particles, you could sleep in that refrigerator. I was amazed and therefore, I had cause to investigate further and I found this in the freezer:
I was a little shocked to see all of this ice cream and sorbet especially when she said she went out especially to buy vanilla ice cream for my son. Really? Really? You mean you didn’t pick up vanilla by accident while you were buying in bulk?? Or maybe the neighborhood store threw a vanilla in your order because as part of a customer rewards program? In all that ice cream and sorbet, there wasn’t already vanilla?
Then SOB said something that completely blew my mind, as a 46 year-old listening to her 50 year-old sister: “you can’t imagine how quickly we go through this.” Doesn’t HOSOB (husband of SOB) have a cholesterol issue? Doesn’t SOB have high blood pressure?
AND, AND, to add insult to injury, SOB is the doctor in the family. She is supposed to know better. Because she is an M.D. and has mastered that air of authority, she can get away with saying crazy things. I loved her comment, “eating fat-free whipped cream is like eating nothing”.
For the sake of family pride, I feel compelled to mention that she went to excellent schools and has incredible credentials. Because even I, the juris doctor, know that what she was saying was just nuts (which, by the way, you could have had on your ice cream with whipped cream).