I must apologize, but I’ve been remiss in my blogging duties. Recently I discovered through my site stats that somebody came to my blog desperately searching for an answer to a problem that I know we’ve all faced at one time or another. I feel kind of bad that I had not as yet addressed the issue when they stopped by and that whomever the searcher was, they went away empty-handed and, I feel I can safely assume, their head bowed in grief.
It tears me up inside that I have neglected tackling this sensitive subject for this long, but today is the day that I rectify my mistake in a new blog feature I’m going to call
Dear Ask Make Inquiry of Matty G.
An aside to the searcher who inspired this post; I hope that if you haven’t yet found an answer to your question that you will stumble upon my site again and that what I have to say on this subject will finally bring you some clarity and perhaps a little peace.
With that said, here is the first Make Inquiry of Matty G: “How to Tape a Tomato Back Together”
The method I like to use for treating a broken tomato is a little thing I like to call Tomato Triage. How messed up is your tomato? Can it even be saved? Here are some handy visuals to determine the amount of damage your tomato has taken and the treatment thereof. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES AHEAD:
Anthropomorphic tomatoes do not need any care and should be left well enough alone. If they turn on you and start killing people, a hefty dose of “Puberty Love” should take care of the problem.
While not as humorous as the name might suggest, the Side Splitting stage is generally easily fixed and can be handled with a combination of Scotch tape and wood glue.
Usually the result of a vicious assault (and sometimes pepper), sliced tomatoes are in dire straits, but they don’t call me Money for nothing*. They can still be saved. The treatment for a sliced tomato requires nerves of steel, a steady hand, industrial strength epoxy and the handyman’s secret weapon, duct tape. The resulting tomato won’t ever look the same, but it will be alive and that’s all that counts.
*That just happened
Unfortunately, with tomatoes that have been chopped into pieces like this, there is nothing to do except to make them as comfortable as possible while their life juices run out.
If a tomato has reached this stage it’s already gone, but at least it’s no longer suffering. There’s nothing you can do except notify the next of kin and start boiling the pasta. Also, adding a little basil wouldn’t be the worst thing ever.
So that’s it for this week’s Make Inquiry of Matty G. If you have any questions for which you require bad advice which will probably not be answered in a very timely manner, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Make Inquiry of Matty G” in the subject line.
How would YOU tape a tomato (or other fruit/vegetable) back together?
What do you think can be done to fix a melty chocolate hat?