I hate to say I told you so.
When everyone around here was telling me my glass dish was used for garlic, and I disagreed, insisting it’s for butter. I finally got proof-positive.
Last week, I was shopping at Zabar’s, hoping actually to pick up a few more of my favorite knives.
But you guys must’ve gotten them all, because they were all out and they don’t stock them anymore. (grrr..) Dejected, I was poking around, hoping to find something to get that little jolt “buyers rebound”, when I spotted on the corner shelf, by the marmalade and honey jars, a row of covered glass dishes, that looked remarkably…no, exactly…like mine!
I won’t bring up the joke about why flying saucers never land on the lawns of Jewish people, but flip it over I did, and it said Made by Anchor Hocking. It didn’t quite have a description of what it was (although it was nowhere near anything garlic-related in the store), so I searched on Google, and lo and behind—it is indeed a butter dish.
Now I’m entirely convinced that I’m right and either the folks around here are playing a cruel joke on the gullible American, or what, but now I’ve got proof-positive, since I learned the truth on the internet.
And although we don’t always agree on everything, everyone knows, French and American, that if it’s on the internet, it must be true.