Former Newser Bobby (Chief) Decker: “After 54-plus years of marriage, I should know better, should know when to stop when I’m ahead. BUT. The bride said we were having flounder, mashed potatoes and broccoli for dinner. ‘Mashed potatoes? Really? You making them?’ I ask. ‘No,’ she says, ‘I saw this small tub of prepared mashed potatoes at Shop Rite and I want to try it out.’ ‘Great,’ I say, ‘but may I have peas with it?’ ‘Sure,’ she says.
“At the table, I tell her the flounder is perfect, the potatoes are fine and thank her for fixing peas for me. She asks what I think of the potatoes and I repeat that they are fine and she should get them again instead of going through the trouble of peeling, cutting, cooking, etc. She liked that answer and then tells me they have them in herb flavors, garlic flavored and a couple others. I look at her and say, ‘Do they have them in lumpy?’ Oooops!”