Cooking Tips (Given the Unidirectional Nature of Time)

“How long would you microwave this for?” my son asks, holding a bowl of refried beans and chopped chicken.

Frying pan

“I’d start out with a minute,” I say.

“A minute?!

“Yeah. Is that too much?”

“It’s too little.”

“Well, I’d rather start out by undercooking the food a little bit because I can always cook it some more, whereas once I’ve fried it into a flaming gob, I don’t have any recourse.”

“You’re weak,” he says.

“Okay, do it your way, Volcano Joe.”

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