January 27, 2005

On days like this, typing is much more attractive than talking

I have a sore throat today. Not a bad enough sore throat to keep me from going to work, but still. Meh. My voice is a little fainter and deeper than yesterday, and I was actually able to intone two pitches simultaneously as of about 9:00 this morning. I think Tuvan Throat Singing must have been invented by someone with congestion.

Anyway, because I have this sore throat, today I am eating soup, soup, soup. These are the preparation instructions on the can of Campbell's Chicken Soup that I just put in the microwave:

Heat, covered, in microwavable bowl on HIGH about 3 min. Careful, leave in microwave 1 min., then stir.

I love that (ungrammatical) "Careful". Like that will save you from litigation when clumsy people spill hot soup on themselves, Campbell's!

Posted by Francis at 01:52 PM | TrackBack

But do they tell you to take it out of the can first?

Posted by: Kath at January 27, 2005 03:15 PM

Not directly, although it is implicit in their instruction to add a can of water, since even if you have another, identical Campbell's Soup can with which to measure the water without opening the first can, one might have a difficult time adding that water to the can without opening it (would spill everywhere otherwise) and transferring it to said microwavable bowl (since it would overflow otherwise). It is conceivable that one could place an unopened can of soup in an empty microwavable bowl, and add a cup of water to that bowl, however, and it really is quite irresponsible of them not to take that possible interpretation into account.

Posted by: Francis at January 27, 2005 03:27 PM
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