Nothing in my house is straightforward. We make a BIG deal out of everything. I am married to an engineer. Everything, seriously… every little thing has to be analyzed and investigated. For instance… I wanted an ice cream cone the other day. I hadn’t had one, at home, in years. I had some Haagen Daz Mango Sorbet in the freezer. I usually eat it in a little serving dish or directly from the carton, because nobody likes it, but me. But a sugar cone… full of heavenly delight… begged for me, at that exact moment. The trouble was… I didn’t have an ice cream scoop. So I jumped in the car and went to our Meijers Superstore. I was surprised. They only had a small selection to choose from. I narrowed it down to two. But they were very different. One was totally plastic and the other used the entire handle as a lever. I took a picture of both on my cellphone and texted it to my husband. I asked the question, "Which has the better mechanism and will last the longest?"
He thought the one using the handle as the lever would be difficult to scoop with. And, he also complained... the one that was all plastic, was just cheap construction. Truth be told… he didn’t like either of them. But he said he’d get back to me. So I waited. What I didn’t know was that he had headed to Walmart. About ten minutes later I began receiving text messages. They included photos of the ice cream scoops he had found there. Like me… he had narrowed it down to two.
First a Paula Deen scoop. Paula’s looked pleasing. I could imagine myself scooping out a dip or two of ice cream with it, like she does on TV. I was happy to see the lever itself was metal. However the rotating part of the mechanism was plastic, as was the handle. So I put my feelings about it on hold.
Then I saw the second scoop, he picked, by Oneida. It looked solid. It looked professional. It was all-metal except for the rotating part. However, my husband felt the scoop as a whole had been engineered better than the others. And he felt it would last, unlike the ones I had shown him. So the scoops I had been looking at were now ruled out. We had been furiously texting back and forth about all of this. So I stopped and actually called my husband. We needed to make a choice. What was the cost of the two scoops he had in hand? He told me Paula’s was about $10. And the Oneida one was closer to $8.50. Decision made. I was sold.We went with the Oneida. Sorry Paula. My hubby was home in a flash, proud of his purchase. I got there a short time later. And I’m happy to say my craving for a homemade ice cream cone was satisfied at last. Mango Sorbet never tasted so good.