Sunday, 31 July 2011

Saturday Centus #65 Only in the UK!

Jenny Matlock hosts this weekly meme. Thank you! J

Her challenge to participants this week is to use the prompt and up to 100 words to produce a piece of writing in any style. Click here to read more and perhaps be inspired to join in! This week’s prompt is a picture of a fried egg!

Occasionally the sun shines during summer. This is exciting but sometimes the temperature rises until everyone complains about the heat, remarking how it is the hottest day/week/month since anyone started noticing.

Soon the newspapers start reporting how it has been so hot that people have been frying eggs on the pavement or the bonnets of cars or their unfortunate children’s backs – no, I made up that last one!

Interesting but has anyone considered the health ramifications? Pavement eggs must carry every disease known to mankind and some that await identification. Cars? Dust, petrol, bird droppings . . .

Sunny side up?

24 comments:

  1. I absolutely loved your 100 words! Perfect prompt for today. I'm trying to clean this afternoon and have worked up a nice glisten even with the a/c running full blast. Still, I prefer this to an icy winter day.

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  2. Very hot here today. Not egg-frying hot though. My dog would like one of the germy eggs.

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  3. I surely hope no-one ate an egg fried outside and that they were only doing an experiment! I love eggs, but I cant eat them now. They give me stomach ache. Mrs. Nesbitt once had a photo of her favorite meal, a boiled egg just beginning to harden on the inside, split and put on a piece of buttery toast! MMM!

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  4. Excellent job with the prompt! I've often wondered if anyone ever actually ate these sidewalk eggs or if they were just used to illustrate a point! Great story!

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  5. Not very appetizing, is it?

    ;)

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  6. Gotta watch those germs! Well done.


    Namaste..........cj

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  7. What a great health consideration. Hmm, if anyone is actually eating the fried eggs from the sidewalk, they have worse problems than a few germs and chemicals!

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  8. I do remember when I was a child people would say it was so hot one could cook an egg on the sidewalk. Nope, I would never try it for the reasons you mentione. Sometimes one has to draw the line.

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  9. I draw the line at cooking eggs on the sidewalk for the reasons you mentione. Ewww, no thank you.

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  10. That just looks gross :) And I can say from experience that the average car bonnet is probably cleaner than my son's back ever was in the summer.

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  11. Good point about the contaminants. As a kid my brother and I tried to fry an egg on the street using aluminum foil on a very hot summer day. It didn't work.

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  12. I think I'll stick my my frying pan!

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  13. OMyGosh...that was so awesome...I laughed because it was clever but also it sounded like something I would say !

    I agree with your fallout rams from eating foods cooked in weird places...nicely done !!!

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  14. I thought it was only I who worried about pavement eggs! Interesting post.

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  15. They carry the grit and grime of everyday. I wonder what those people, the one's that hold those fry and egg on the sidewalk contest, do with all those eggs?:0 Such a waste of a perfectly good egg. :( I mean... there are all those hungry people out there.~Ames

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  16. Has anybody ever fried an egg on the road in the UK?

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  17. Yuck! But excellent post. Made me laugh :)

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  18. I will have to admit I had never thought about anyone actually eating an egg fried on a sidewalk. Do you suppose anyone is actually that foolish? Eww, I hope not.

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  19. You are so right, especially when you mention the bird droppings! Oh No!....lions and tiger and bird droppings, not even the 15 second rule will work to eat any egg off the ground....! great prompt, thanks!

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  20. EW! Just thought of eating an egg off the sidewalk...but you already knew that, didn't you? :)

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  21. Wonderful post. I'm with you. I find the idea of frying an egg on the pavement revolting! It would be poison to eat!
    Sorry, I'm late with my comments. I'm still in the process of moving. I've had so much to do.
    Best wishes,
    Anna
    'John Tell, expert on tourism' Anna's SC wk 65

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  22. Ha! I love this sanitation warning.

    How clever!

    When we did it, we actually put foil down.

    But I still couldn't eat it!

    Thanks for a great link! Happy Saturday!

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