The Pot Roast Story

The Pot Roast Story

A mother was preparing a pot roast for her family’s meal while her young daughter helped. Knowing her daughter was very curious, the mother explained each step. As she was preparing to put the pot roast in the oven, the mother explained, “Now we cut the ends off of each side of the meat.” As young children often do, the daughter asked, “Why?” The mother thought for a moment and replied, “Because that’s the way it’s done. That’s how your grandma did it and that’s how I do it.”

Not satisfied with this answer, the young girl asked if she could call her grandma. The young girl called and asked, “Grandma, why do you cut the ends off the pot roast?” Her grandma thought for a moment and said, “Because that’s the way it’s done. That’s how my mom did it and that’s how I do it.”

Still not satisfied, the young girl called her great grandma, who was now living in a nursing home. “Great grandma,” she said, “Why do you cut the ends off the pot roast?” 

Her great grandma said, “When I was a young mother, we had a very small oven. The pot roast wouldn’t fit in the oven if I didn’t cut the ends off.”

The most damaging phrase in the language is: ‘It’s always been done that way.’


Published by thetruthersjournal

Truther & Blogger of Scriptural Truth and Historical Facts 'Whether a man be rich or poor, if he have a good heart toward YAHUAH, he shall at all times rejoice with a cheerful countenance. SIRACH (ECCLESIASTICUS) 26:4

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