Friday, January 26, 2007

Pie Tins

Today on the bus ride home, two girls who knew each other were sitting in the row behind me, across the aisle from each other. At one point, they spent about 10 minutes carrying on a confused conversation about baking pans.

The first girl was describing her secret cheesecake recipe that she makes for her husband despite the fact that she doesn't like cheesecake, and how it was hard to make because she kept having to stop to watch Grey's Anatomy. The confusion set in when she was trying to explain to girl #2 the type of pan she uses.

She was trying to describe this (a ready-made graham cracker crust already in a tinfoil pan)



Girl #2 was envisioning a spring-form pan, also known for as a cheesecake pan, like this:


She kept describing it as having a "hole in the middle", and so girl #1 was envisioning this (a bunt cake pan):


And they went back-and-forth, back-and-forth, back-and-forth, each confusing the other more as they kept using virtually the same descriptions over and over to describe something the other was completely misunderstanding.

I wanted to turn around and go "She's talking about a pre-made graham cracker crust like you would buy at Cub, she's talking about a spring-form pan but you are thinking of a bunt cake pan. Now talk about something else!" But instead I quietly suffered through my character being woefully underpowered in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.

1 comment:

Andi A. said...

Hey it's better than a cell phone conversation. On a cell you can only hear one side.