Tuesday, August 16, 2011
We had a lengthy and passionate debate at Thursday dinner about spices. It was Kathy's contention that she shouldn't have to pay for a full jar of certain spices she already has in her cupboard. She wanted to deduct the calculated value of the quantity actually used (her example, a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon from the jar she has.) I argued that you should grow any herbs or spices, or pay the value of the jar if you have something you're going to use. We held a vote, each household getting 1 vote. I was outvoted 3-1, despite having supporters not in the challenge present at the dinner. The caveat was made that this only included spices already in the respective household at the time of the vote, and that the smallest division was 1/4 of a jar. quarter teaspoon my foot!