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The Spoon – Angela Servello, Rough Draft 1 I pull open my kitchen drawer, searching for a utensil with which to eat my dinner of plain white rice with just a touch of pepper. I have the usual dilemma: fork or spoon? Scoop or shovel? Pile or scrape? What to do! I suppose I never realized just how much we have in common, the spoon and I. Sleek and solid, it is not quite as exotic-looking as the multi-pronged fork, but it isn’t exactly unattractive either. I find it a practical choice – with a spoon, I never have to worry about its ability to hold its contents secure, whereas with a fork, my grains of rice may fall through the spaces in between prongs at any given moment. Possibly the most versatile common kitchen utensil, the spoon is completely nondiscriminatory. It is built to hold objects in various forms, shapes, and sizes. Soup for lunch today? Easy as pie. Mashed potatoes tonight? Piece of cake. Speaking of cake – have some of that, too! The spoon can take on anything you have to dish out! The spoon can carry foods of all types, even those that at first might seem difficult to handle. There are times when a certain food object may require special accommodations when handled – steak tips, for instance, may demand a hand that is exceptionally steady or a special way of scooping. But does the spoon shy away from this task? Does it wait for the surely better-equipped fork to come along? No, of course not! The spoon embraces the challenge, welcoming the opportunity to demonstrate its ability to step up to the task and do the job right. With that, I reach into my kitchen drawer for the spoon that carries out its mission with the utmost of excellence. Concerns:I feel like I don’t explain mine and the spoon’s similarities enough and would love to further explain, but I also really love the format and the fun tone I’ve written it in. Thoughts? Help!
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