Pet Please #3: The Perfect Screw

It’s not perfect every time you do it. You can try eight, nine times in a night, hoping for that level of perfection. You can use different positions, different speeds, various twists and turns, but each time is unique. You can’t be too mechanical about it, or it’s just not going to work out.

I’m talking, of course, about perfectly unscrewing an Oreo cookie.oreo_full

Personally, I’m an all-on-one-side, none-on-the-other guy. When that happens, I dip the side with no cream into a glass of milk, soften it, and do my best to enjoy it. It’s okay. But it’s merely an apperatif to what is to follow, a full side of cream. That side I moisten with milk and savor, bite by bite, until I can dip no further.

Then I roll the dice and try again.