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Remember the Ham!

Have you heard the story about the young husband who tried to learn the family secrets of cooking a ham? Shortly after the wedding, the young man’s new bride proudly cooked a big ham. Before putting it in the baking dish, she sliced the ends off the ham. Her husband asked—with a genuine desire to understand—why she did that. She was slightly hurt that her hubby seemed to be questioning her culinary skills, and her hurt came out as irritation. She first gave him the look—the one that says, “Don’t you know anything?”—and with a tinge of exasperation in her voice, she replied, “That’s the way you cook a ham!” The husband scratched his head in bewilderment; he couldn’t figure out the need to cut off two perfectly good pieces of ham, but what did he know?​

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