I gave some home made jam to a co-worker who had given me fruit. He shared it in the break room. My supervisor went to each worker and asked what jam they wanted me to make, and insists I make jam for each person. How can I get out of this?
Always ex-pectin, never res-pectin
One tried and tested way of getting out of making jam is to promise it for tomorrow. This method is attested in literature. When tomorrow happens you say to them, that’s right, I said it will be jam tomorrow, and it’s not tomorrow now, it’s today. It’s always jam tomorrow and never jam today.
The big difference
Of course, the big difference is, you were paid for the first lot in fruit. Some of the fruit went into the jam. Now you can easily make the same out of the fruit these others have given you, namely nothing. You can call it K-lear jam. It will, after all, be totally clear and transparent, for ‘nothing will come of nothing’.
Enjoy this carbohydrate-dense moody pic of a marmelade jar by Amanda Slater.