“Oh, and I bought a soup mug from the markets. One of those expensive ones that are insulated. I don’t use it for soup but I should write and tell them of its other uses. I use it for my cocoa!”
By now it was clear that the detail of David’s life was not at all relevant to the hard-nosed ‘data’ we’re collecting for this particular research project. And it was also crystal clear that there was no way I was going to hang up the phone anytime soon on this gem of human existence.
“For lunch” he continued, “I usually eat soup. I cook it in the slow cooker and then freeze it in batches, it’s cheap”.
“On Wednesdays I have something different. My friend comes to tea and we have a roast chicken or small roast lamb. That lasts me another two nights if I put it into plastic containers. But I always make the rice fresh. Each time. I put 75g of rice into the rice cooker with 200g of water for 8 minutes.”
I love the detailed precision of David's explanation.