We are about to enter the barbeque season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity.
When a man volunteers to do the barbeque, the following chain of events is set into motion:
1) The woman buys the food.
2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it in a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the barbeque beer in hand.
4) The woman remains outside the compulsory 3 metre exclusion zone where the exuberance of testosterone and other manly bonding activities can take place without the interference of the woman.
HERE COMES THE IMPORTANT PART:
5) The man places the meat on the grill.
6) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.
7) The woman comes out to tell the man the meat is looking great. He thanks her and asks if she can bring him another beer while he flips the meat.
8) The man takes the meat off the grill and hands it to the woman.
9) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.
10) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.
AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL:
11) Everyone praises the man and thanks HIM for his cooking efforts.
12) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed her "night off". Upon seeing her annoyed reaction he concludes that there's just no pleasing some women
(I received this as an email today, but can't name the original source of this insightful piece of social commentary)