The Pot Did Not Clean Itself
"God helps those who help themselves!" was a common cry heard from my mother! She also shared the wisdom of "elbow grease," and many other stories about the ills of, what she saw as, not working hard enough, a.k.a. laziness.
My goal yesterday was to clean my French-made enameled cast iron pot that had burnt jambalaya embedded on the white inside surface. It is not the first time I have burned a meal in that pot. The last time, though years ago, damaged the enamel in spots as I cleaned it.
Plan A: Elbow grease. I was unable to find my can of elbow grease. I am not sure where the hell I put it. I must have spent a couple of hours looking for it, but to no avail.
Plan B: Let the pot help itself! If God will help those who help themselves, would it not stand to reason that the same God would assist where inanimate subjects were concerned? I even gave it some assistance with hot, soapy water and allowed it to get to it in its own time frame.
Even as late as 10 a.m. this morning, I found the same blackened mess stuck to the bottom of my favorite orange-enameled pot.
It is clear to me that said pot has done nothing to better itself, and God has not intervened. Damn the lazy, good-for-nothing pot, which obviously does not understand the virtue of hard work! And after all I have done for it, too!
Now...where the hell did I put that tin of elbow grease?
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