Sunday, September 11, 2022

Noodle pipping


I was out working at the front desk of my library, and a patron was admiring some small bit of craft at the front desk. I was going along with "I'm glad you like it.", but his enthusiasm ceased to wain, and finally he blurted out "This is just great though! Who made it?"

I looked up at him. He really did seem to like it so I decided to let a little of the flattery in.

"I don't like to pip my own noodles," I said, "But I made it."

"You made it?"

"I made it."

"It's just great! And what was that you said?" He asked. "I've never heard that phrase before. "Pip your own noodles?"

"Yes." I replied. "I don't like to pip my own noodles."

"That's interesting. Where's that phrase from?"

"Well," I replied, "I don't like to pip my own noodles, but..."

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