Monday, September 19, 2011

Tonight's special: Parma Fettucini

The outlets available on some coaches are not meant for hotplates but it shouldn't surprise you that people do plug in small kitchen appliances such as the lady on the Stouffville line who boils a kettle.

There was an incident on the LSW last Wednesday night where a few people texted and wrote me to tell me about a woman who was attempting to cook pasta noodles on the train.
There's no photo to back this up but seeing as there were a few eyewitnesses, it's most likely true.
Someone went to tell the CSA out of fear of this woman starting a fire.

I have a ton of questions about this that I just didn't think to ask at the time.

Where did she get the water from? Hopefully not from the on-board bathroom. Ewww.

How long does it take to bring water to a boil on a hotplate? Last time I tried this, after I allowed myself to be coerced into some shit called "camping", which is basically like living out in your backyard only 300 kilometres away in a forest, the water wouldn't boil. I have trees in my backyard by the way. I never understood why my husband convinced me he needed a 1,000 pound cast iron, 6-burner, Vermont Castings barbecue. What? Cooking meat in our backyard requires an elaborate cooking appliance but in some forest somewhere, a stick and a firepit will do? The hell?

Anyhow, back to boiling water, people who were in a house on wheels (call it a trailer if you want, but compared to a tent and sleeping bag, it's a house) next to our campsite (how is that camping?) let us borrow their electricity. Three hours later, we managed to kill the battery in their camper and I had water hot enough to melt chocolate and nothing more. I slept in the car that night. Earwigs and I are NOT friends.


lswgirl13 said...

NO WAY!!! A kettle and making noodles on the train??? Who are these people???

Squiggles said...

Please, Please, PLEASE tell me that these people are bringing bottled water and a hot pot to cook their meals. The stuff on the GO isn't potable.

And, if cooking noodles, where do they go to dump the water once it is cooked? Do these people really give up a seat (I understand those trains are quite busy) to dump it in the bathroom.

lswgirl13 said...

I don't care if they are bringing bottled water!!! What kind of moron does that???

Angus Reid said...

Maybe you should add "Cup-O-Noodles" to your breakfast poll (or at least instant oatmeal).