Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Stew Without Onions

I've been following several conversations on several Multiply Groups that remind me of a story I heard years ago; A lady wanted to make a stew, so she set off to the Grocery Store with a list;
  • potatoes,
  • tomatoes,
  • onions,
  • carrots and
  • stew meat.
She found nearly everything with no problems, but could not find any onions. She asked the kid that was stocking the shelf in the Produce Section if there were any onions.

The polite young man shook his head and told her the truck wouldn't be in till the next day. Disappointed, the lady took everything ( minus the onions ) to the check-out counter and asked the clerk the same question.

She got the same polite answer, with the advice that she should come back the next day. She went home disappointed and very frustrated. On a whim she called the Grocery Store on the telephone and was connected with the manager of the store, and asked him about the onions.

Although the manager was having a very bad day, with trucks being late and customers complaining, he was very diplomatic in his response to the lady's repeated question.
Q: "Ma'am, if you take the Po out of potato, what do you have left?"
A: "Well young man, I suppose you'd have tato."
Q: "That's right ma'am, and if you took the to out of tomato what would you have left?"
A: "I suppose you'd have mato..."
Q; "That's correct ma'am, just one more question. If you took the F out of Onion, what would you have?
A: "Well...I really don't know young man, there's no F in Onion..."
Q: "Now do you understand? There ain't no F' n Onions ! "
And that's how many of the conversations go in the Help Groups I belong to. I just thought I'd share that...

So...if you take the Pe out of Petition, and the Se out of Sedition...what happened to the F in Revolution ?

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