Something fishy...  

ByteChaser2 54M
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3/9/2006 7:17 am

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3/10/2006 5:41 am

Something fishy...

Eons ago, as depicted in the myths and legends of the ancients, there ruled Gods and Titans. Among them was Prometheus.

Prometheus, son of Iopetos and Oceanid Klymene is credited with creating mortal man from clay and bestowing upon the mortals all manner of skills from arithmetic to medicine to navigation to prophesy. But one gift above all marked him out as humanity's benefactor: Fire.

Zeus, being the spiteful and jealous God that he was, hid fire from mortals. Prometheus' creations huddled and shivered in the cold vastness of Earth.

Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and hidden in a hollow fennel stalk, conveyed it to mankind who stared in great wonder at this great gift from their creator. They warmed themselves by it, lighted the darkness and yes, cooked their food...

And herein lies the seeming disconnect between the Japanese and the rest of the world... They still haven't learned to COOK THEIR FISH!

Ok, so there's a reason for this paragraphs long diatribe on Prometheus and the gift of fire. It builds on a somewhat repugnant habit of the Management team: the quarterly "Lets see if we can set ByteChaser2 into a froth by forcing him to join us at a Sushi glut" Managers meeting group dinner.

It's a ritual. At least once during the course of the meeting, an evening is set aside wherein we all dine together and invariably, unfailingly, it's Sushi.

Now, I understand the need for the team to bond in an otherwise non-work related setting. It's a good thing to just relax and enjoy each others company, to share a drink or two and a good meal, to talk and joke and just be ourselves for a few hours, freed from the senior/subordinate constraints of our waking, working lives.

But yanno... If I get a hunger for some wriggly intestinal parasites, I'll hang out at the sewage treatment plant. If, for some odd reason my body decides it needs any more mercury, I'll eat a thermometer! Prometheus gave us fire!!! COOK IT!

I'll just have a bowl of rice, thanks...

rm_sj365 57F
2414 posts
3/9/2006 9:33 am

caveman like fire!

sj *giggling*

ByteChaser2 54M

3/9/2006 10:03 am


pinkzplaytoyz 51F

3/9/2006 5:45 pm

I've never really understood the elevated "status" of sushi myself, I can do 1001 different ways to cook chicken myself that will melt in your mouth, along with the other meats...
but I guess I can't compete with fish infused with a billion different organisms floating around in the sea...

*sigh*such is life...

ByteChaser2 54M

3/9/2006 6:13 pm

Interesting that you'd say that pinkz... I was just thinging of a blog about one of those elitist "ports" of social exclusion...


Which, happens to be the next big ByteChaser2 irritator at the meetings!

_CoffeeNoCream_ 54F

3/9/2006 11:49 pm

lets have sushi together ?

liefs C

ByteChaser2 54M

3/10/2006 5:41 am

CNC - eewwwww you bring the raw fish, I'll bring the fire

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