[WE96] : My worst distraction.

Hands up how many of you have burned a meal because you got distracted?
Me: My two hands up🙌 LOL

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It’s so crazy how certain things can affect us and take control over the mind that we can just get carried away by it in a second like social media for example which is one of the most common reasons that gets to distract people.

We live in a time where we are always connected to the Internet which means that it can be hard for some people to log off, and take time to do what they needed to do. It could be you were on your computer, your smart phone, or your television before you started cooking and you were not done with what you were doing on the Internet or the movie episode which was not yet concluded, the mind can be divided and distracted which can lead to various disaster in the kitchen. It can be a burnt food or forgotten spices in the food. Everything might be going well until you answer the phone and forget you have something on the heater.

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This is my entry on this weeks topic on #theweekend community. Thank you @galenkp for this weeks question, truly it was easy.

In my own case, I burn food sometimes because I can get distracted most times with different things. I’ll use Hive as an example😂. I’m a kind of a time manager person and like doing things completely before embarking on the next, but sometimes it can go all wrong if not well managed. For instance, I can be writing on my note pad, timing myself when I ought to finish and do my posting. But in the process of it, hunger sets in and you know how the brain works with the thought of food, it must eat it when needed. And yet I’m not done with my work, so I hit the kitchen, put my food on the gas stove then go back to my work. Now my mind is on food and my writing, but the writing then seems more important to me because I have timed myself, I forget the food on the stove and then it gets burnt.

This doesn’t mean I can’t cook, in fact cooking is one of my hobbies. I can sacrifice my time for cooking and have the best from it.

This is another instance. Sometimes I can be in the kitchen washing dishes and cooking a meal at the same time or doing house chores like cleaning and sweeping before I know it the food is burnt because my attention was divided.

While I was living with my parents it was something we fought often about. My mom would yell, she never likes it when I have a burnt food, who will? she would say in her words,

It’s because of that phone you’re always pressing.

LOL. Sometimes it was the phone truly because that was my worst distraction or it could be some other thing.

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my picture of a burnt food🙈

This one happened sometime late last year, I had to go dig out this picture from my boyfriend’s chat because I remembered I sent it to him and he caused it. I was carried away by our conversation that day on the phone and I was boiling unripe plantain and it got burnt including the pot that I had to soak for 3 days so I can wash with ease.

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Hi @asherrobert

I think everyone has burnt food for this reason at least once, I did this the other day while I was digitally editing a picture. I felt very sheepish because I had even put on a timer so that it wouldn't happen.

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Ps the plantains still look edible, I would have cut the burnt part off 🤣

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I felt very sheepish because I had even put on a timer so that it wouldn't happen.

😂 even with the timer.

I would have cut the burnt part off 🤣

Oh yes, I actually did cut off the burnt part and it had a roasted taste. 😂

Thanks much.

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Yes, the best part about being me is that I make mistakes all the time and I laugh at myself often 🤣

I am quite happy to try and save the food if it's not completely dead-burnt-to-a-crisp, so I'm glad you were able to still eat it.

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Yes, the best part about being me is that I make mistakes all the time and I laugh at myself often 🤣

It’s a good thing we laugh over our mistake, especially in times when we need the laughter the most. Just to feel alright. 🤗

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Hands up how many of you have burned a meal because you got distracted?

hands up @coquicoin and @ifarmgirl haha and me too , I admit it 🤣🤣🤣

I think we have all done this Asher, often it would be when I am playing poker online.

The plantain look recoverable though, the only problem when you burn things, even if you cut out the burnt bits, it still tastes burnt, that is what puts me off.

The worst though is burnt tasting coffee, straight into the bin it will go.

A great entry though, thanks for sharing and good luck😁

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So many hands up 😂 That makes say "I’m not alone".

Thanks for your support.

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The burnt taste won't go away, no matter what you do, hehe. Well you know, my hand in this is raised, haha.🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️
I've already lost count of how many things I've burnt. 🤣🤣🤣

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I've already lost count of how many things I've burnt.

😂 Tell me how it usually happens, was it like my case or some other things?

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It always happens to me when I try to cook while I'm still on the lookout for online activity, hehe. Commenting on Hive, writing a post are sure bets for burnt rice, or sometimes an overcooked meal 😂

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Commenting on Hive, writing a post are sure bets for burnt rice, or sometimes an overcooked meal 😂

😂 true! Thanks much

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I've already lost count of how many things I've burnt.

Haha I wonder if you have me beaten lol

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On that one, I think I do beat you. And don't ask around here because you'll see four rolled eyes 🤣🤣🤣

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oh god now I am recalling an old British sitcom called Butterflies I am sure it was called 🤣🤣🤣
Were you the mother in that 🤣🤣🤣
She would BURN EVERYTHING jaja
I am teasing now Super Eli 💙

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I'll have to look for that Butterflies to watch and tell 🤣🤣🤣

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The baked potato lol will see if I can more

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I'm very happy when I ruin things 🤣🤣🤣🤣

I can say I'm not happy at all every time I burnt the food, LOL. And I always promise I will keep the phone and the laptop out of reach but then do it again 🤣🤣🤣

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And I always promise I will keep the phone and the laptop out of reach but then do it again

jaja until the next time you mean 🤣🤣🤣

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