[Sca-cooks] How do you answer such a question

S CLEMENGER sclemenger at msn.com
Sun Feb 8 21:44:44 PST 2009

What Bear said....I am of much greater value to my kingdom, as a servant, 
than I am as a visitor to anyone's court, however wise the king and gracious 
the queen....
Congrats to your lady wife, Stefan....I remember getting called into court 
under similar circumstances, and it's an odd experience!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Terry Decker" <t.d.decker at att.net>
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2009 10:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] How do you answer such a question

> As King Canute could not order the tide back, dishes are a tyrant that 
> will
> not obey the word of the Crown and clean themselves.  The obligations of 
> my
> duty to the Barony and thus to the Crown directs me to the scullery. 
> Should
> the Crown require my presence, then I am obligated to present myself and I
> will return to my previous duties when my presence is no longer required.
> To keep dishwater from dripping on everything and everyone is just 
> courteous
> behavior.
> Bear
> > Gunthar tells her to please kneel  on the cushion, since that is what it
> > is there for. Gunthar then asks  her "Whether it is more important to 
> > wash
> > dishes or be in his court".
> >
> > Of course I know Gunthar from this list, and realize he might have  been
> > in that kitchen if he hadn't been Crown. I doubt she was.
> >
> > Kinda a Catch-22 question. So how would *you* answer such a question?
> >
> > Stefan

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