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Hot Grease In a Skillet

I was warned by Daddy, "Don't touch that cast iron skillet unless you're wearin' a thick kitchen mit on your hand." I thought I was safe because the skillet had been sittin' on the stove invitin' me to eat fried chicken for at least 30 minutes. I didn't take into account that the hot grease in a skillet would take much more time to cool than I was willin' to wait. "The best things come to those who wait, right?" Well, at least that's what I heard one time but patience isn't one of my virtues. Abundance of talkin' words is what I'm good at but what I'm sayin' should be the key to utopia, reachin' the summit in life, or climbin' higher up the ladder to successful relationships is what I'd like to have.

It seems like every time I try to cultivate a new friendship lately with somebody, I end up on the short end of the stick so to speak. I can text, phone call, holler "don't forget you're welcome anytime!" but yet I don't see them again. But the Mormon missionary girls come regularly and I give 'em water or "chew the fat" so to speak. I don't think I'm gonna become a Mormon but I do love to talk to anyone that will stand still long enough for me to chatter. Only thing is that I end up stickin' my nose in my son's business when I should leave him alone to be the great man he is and keep goin' with the flow. Hot grease ain't good for my fingertips I can assure you. I wind up takin' hold of a skillet without a mit more often than not because of my big mouth. My Mama once told me, "if you don't shut up, I'm gonna knock you a windin'." I finally figured out that I better watch what I say or I will end up with another "knot in my tail" so to speak. I've outgrown spankin's but I seem to earn them anyway through the school of hard knocks. One thing is for sure though, I ain't touchin' no hot skillet of "not my business" ever again. I'm keepin' my "nose clean" and out of my opinion when it comes to hot grease of advise for somebody's life. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease" but my tire is flat and I ain't goin' no where until I learn whatever it is I'm suppose to know by now. That's all I got to say for the moment. What a shock!

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