Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Buffet Dilemma

Sometimes I think the stupidity and ignorance I had as a child never really went away. I'm sure if you ask my two best buddies, they'd probably tell you I am still as daft as I was when I was a child. Not that you should believe them mind you cos they do tend to exaggerate quite a bit when it comes to me ... LOL!

Anyways, my cousin called me yesterday and asked me and the family to come over to her place after work for dinner. She said she just bought this lovely dining room buffet cabinet and would like for us to come look at it. I was a little perplexed by it.

'Dining room buffets? You mean it's like one of those all you can eat thingy's? And you actually bought cabinets for it?' I asked her.

She replied, 'Oh you silly person, It's not that kind of buffet cabinet. Don't you even know what a buffet cabinet is?'

Well, all my life I thought buffets was that place you went and ate to your hearts content everything they had on offer. And buffet cabinets were probably the place they placed all that food on. No? Well, that's what I thought anyway.

I could 'see' her rolling her eyes on the other side of the phone. She just said come over for dinner anyway and I'll explain to you in detail what a buffet cabinet is. Now I felt totally like a fool by then. But I was also intrigued at that point.

So, after work, I went over with the family for dinner at her place and also find out just exactly what a buffet cabinet is. I was expecting like this long cabinet and they'd be loads of food decked out upon it but when I walked it, there was nothing of that sort at all.

So I asked her where's the buffet spread and that cabinet she bought? She looked at me with this 'god, you are so dumb' look and pointed to an antique looking wooden finish cabinet in the corner and said,

'Now isn't that a beauty?'

Urmmm, that looks like a normal cabinet, nothing at all like something to do with buffets!', I said.

And that was when she went into this really long explanation about what a buffet cabinet really is. And that was when I found out something new in my life. LOL! To cut her long story short, buffet cabinets, according to her were cabinets that have drawers and are perfect for storing all your fine china and any other kind of dining room accessories that you normally use when serving a meal in your dining room.

Now there you have it. I'm sure all of you already knew that. Well, even wifey knew that and I seriously was left looking like a doofus. How in heavens name was I to know they had special names for places where they store fine china and all that stuff in a dining room. I always thought it was called just cabinets and shelfs and for me anything associated with the words buffet was something to do with all you can eat!

I mean take a look at the picture below. Does that look like anything that would involve the words buffet to you? To me it looks just like any other antique cabinet with drawers out there. Now just how was I to know it was called a Pecan finished buffet cabinet. Oh and by the way, this is exactly the same one my cousin bought. She got it at one of those discount dining room buffet offers from ebuffet.com or something.


All this talk about buffets has got me craving to go for one tonight. In fact the last time I went to a buffet was ages ago and even then it was ruined by a nasty staff of the place. I wonder if wifey is up to a buffet for dinner tonight, someplace where a buffet cabinet is meant for the buffet spread. Not something that complicates the life out of me and ends up making me look silly ... LOL! I'll bet you guys are probably laughing at my stupidity too right now ... hehehe ...
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18 comments:

  1. You're a funny guy. Nevermind lah, you make me smile :-)

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  2. Dont u worry Nick. I didnt know what buffet cabinet is until this post. Looking at the pix u posted, I call that a chest drawers. LOL!

    Now, I learn something new too.

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  3. My hubby wouldn't know what one is either...it's a girl thing I guess. LOL

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  4. I would juz call dat a cabinet...with pretty carvings..but hard to clean @_@ seriously

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  5. BT - LOL! Thanks but sometimes I think I'm more of a doofus than funny ... LOL!

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  6. Carol - Ah, thank god I'm not the only one around who doesn't know what a buffet cabinet is ... LOL!

    And yes, exactly, that really looks more like a chest with drawers, ya?

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  7. Tammy - Ah, at least I've got company in the doofus department ... hehehe ... Yes, it's definitely a girl thing :D

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  8. Maslight - Ya, that was exactly what I thought it was too. And seriously though, I hate stuff like that. I hope my cousin isn't reading my blog though ... LOL!

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  9. Oh dear... I really don't know that will be called a buffet cabinet. Yeah, girl thing. Me Aunty, think can be excused. Haha :D

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  10. Lianny - I think a lot of people doesn't know, things like that are actually called buffet cabinets ... phewwwwww, at least I'm not the only one ... LOL!

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  11. I didn't know what buffet cabinet was. I've never seen one in my life!!!

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  12. Cidao - LOL! We're in the same boat my friend :D

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  13. LOL!!! Eh, but I also didn't know what's a buffet cabinet until I saw the pic, so don worry he he! ;)

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  14. Marzie - Phewwwwww, Thank goodness, I thought I was the only one who didn't know what a buffet cabinet is ... LOL!

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  15. haha! i didnt know either, nick! it's a new thing to me. i thought it's just long dining table to showcase all yr foods. lolz!

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  16. Jean - That's what I thought too ... LOL! Well, at least we learn something new everyday, ya?

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  17. Same here nick.. I had no idea what it was. Thanks for clearing it up.. Like Carol, I would call it a chest drawer too. LOL!

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  18. Shemah - It's nice to know I'm not the only one around who didn't know that ... LOL!

    Yes, I agree, it looks more like a chest drawer too ...

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