Thursday, January 12, 2006

Banana pudding tug of war

You may recall that, three months ago, I complained about the Grocery Outlet across the street. However, I have become more kindly disposed toward the store since I discovered the Kozy Shack* banana pudding. When I saw it, I got very excited. Yes, I know how to make banana pudding, but sometimes a person is in a hurry and can't bear to deal with all of the fiddly bits involved. However, I did pause to debate whether I should save one of the containers of pudding for later to make banana cream pie or the piƱa colada pudding (with real rum, of course), or whether I should just forgo the niceties and eat both containers in a go.

Then, Fred and Charlotte showed up. Guess what. They wanted banana pudding too. "Nothing doing," I said. "I carried this pudding home from the store all by myself, and I'm going to eat it all by myself." I was quite gruff about the matter, and Fred and Charlotte were cowed. I thought everything was settled, and when...

Lucia, the Landlord's daughter, came to the table. She was fierce. "You share," she said.

"No!" I cried.

A tug of war ensued.

I lost.

It pains me to admit this, but there is just no way a full-grown gorilla can compete with a toddler. To add insult to injury, she made me share the pudding with her parents. I felt like The Little Red Hen, I tell you (how's that for a folktale reference, Ms. Pudding-Purloining Landlady?). I found the pudding, I bought the pudding, I carried the pudding all the way home and I had to get my own spoon on top of everything else. Where does "sharing" come into the picture? I think the people who want me to share are always the ones who don't have pudding.

It's just not fair.

(Pssst, I still have another container left. Anybody want some?)


*They should be paying me for all of this advertising, those ungrateful louts.

6 comments:

Lady K said...

Now, now, Brad...a batch of pudding is ALWAYS enough to share. And the rum always has a nice touch. What about BANANA rum??? Banana cream pie is a favorite of mine, especially with graham cracker crust. Your reference to The Little Red Hen brought a tear to my eye, as it brought back memories of childhood storybook times. Methinks it's time for pudding, pie, and a Kozy naptime. Where is my pillow?

Yorkshire Pudding said...

What did the landlady do with the Pudding when she took him home? You will understand that I have a vested interest in this matter! Filling a landlady's tummy with Pudding seems appealing to me.

galetea said...

Happy De-Lurking Week!

Brad the Gorilla said...

As soon as I read, Methinks it's time for pudding, pie, and a Kozy naptime I fell asleep. I am not kidding. There must have been something in that pudding....

Andrea said...

I have to stop reading your blog Brad. I've put on five pounds from the pudding cravings alone!

Lady K said...

Brad...BRAD!!! Naptime is over. Where's the PIE? *yawn* methinks it's time for pie. And bananas. This human has an eye twitch and I hear that's caused by a potassium deficiency, and bananas have LOTS of potassium. Not that gorillas have to worry about getting twitches...