Monday, July 20, 2009

Impressive Manners...!


Regardless of the bad rap we sometimes lay off on Mother Nature and her creatures, you have to admit that she can throw us a curve once in a while!

When you have company like this show up for supper, it's best to go ahead and throw a couple of extra pounds of steak on the grill! In fact, you may want to just bypass the grill and put the raw steak directly on the table!



Now, I don't mind when company drops in at meal time, especially if they are well behaved. There are, however, a couple of questions that come to mind right off! First of all, what do you talk about at the table with a 700 or 800 pound bear? Obviously you don't want to argue with him ...about ANYTHING!

Secondly, do you even bother putting his food on a plate, or do you just gently place it on the table in front of him? I mean, you don't want to look like you are uncouth or anything, right?

I guess the third question that comes to mind is just what in the world do you serve a bear to drink? Something tells me I don't want this fur ball...oops, I mean my guest, having access to alcohol of ANY kind, if you know what I mean! I'm thinking that tea or water would be best, because seems like I read somewhere that bears don't like coffee! Must be a bear thing!

Just a guess here, but I think that a pot of honey for dessert would be more than acceptable! I have a feeling that fresh fruit, maybe apples, might be good as well!

Now you do what you want, but as for me...I think I'll just eat standing up! Not that I mind sharing my table with a bear, but I figure that I can start running faster from a standing position should the need arise! I know that the guys that teach this stuff say to just fall down and don't run...but, my friends, not only am I going to run, but I'll probably leave an easy to follow trail behind me in the process! I don't think I'll be able to help myself, ya know?

Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and sit on the patio for a bit...and don't worry about the bear! He'll leave when he's ready!

18 comments:

Felinae said...

Aww...he's a cute little guy.

He looks like he's saying "what's for dinner?" I must say his table manners seem to be impeccable :D

I think, I'd just set the food out buffet style and let him serve himself as I made my excuses as to why I needed to leave the party early. :D

Thanks for the coffee this morning, Uncle Hermit. I hope you have a truly wonderful day!

Hugs~Felinae~

HermitJim said...

Hey Felinae...
You don't want to stick around and help entertain the guest? Shucks!

Hell, this guy has better table manners than a lot of people I know! Better looking than some, as well!

Hey, thanks for the visit this morning...

Kyddryn said...

Hey, Mister Hermit, sir, you have some interesting dinner guests!

I'd guess some blueberries would make your friend happy, too.

Meanwhile, just remember that you don't have to outrun the bear...just the slowest person in the group!

He looks like he's ready for a nice game of cribbage...

Fun picture, sir - thanks!

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

HermitJim said...

Hey K...
I hadn't thought about the berries! Thanks for reminding me...

Right about running just a bit faster than the slowest person there.

He does look rather composed, doesn't he?

Hey, thanks for the visit, K...

Missi Mi said...

Well bear in mind ... I think he just heard about your coffee and had to drop by like the rest of us :-)

What would I do ?? Well ...
See the path cleared ahead of you? That was mi

Thanks for the coffee and have a great day my fabulous friend.

xox-Missi-xox

Did it MY way said...

When the shtf he may be dinner.

He does seem to be setting polite like. Glad he is outside.

Cute pic

See ya

JoJo said...

Good morning Good Sir.
That is just the cutest, look how well behaved he is too. I have run into a few of these guys up in the mountains. I don't mind in the day time but at night when they are hard to see that was a different story. But it ended well for us but the next day he got himself in a little to much trouble at another camp site.

HermitJim said...

Hey Missi...
I appreciate you clearing the path for me...

I don't know if he likes coffee...but I'll make him a pot of his own just in case!

I sure do appreciate you dropping by today, girl!


Hey Tony...
Reckon that bearskin would come in handy when the SHTF...not to mention the meat!

Thanks for the visit, buddy!


Hey JoJo...
Well behaved or not, I'll be giving him a lot of room!

I can see where he could get in a lot of trouble if he wasn't careful...

Hey, thanks for coming by, sweetie!

Ken said...

...i would sit right down,muzzle to 'muzzle',so to speak,discuss a recipe or two for him(oops,i meant to him...)politely invite him to dinner...then 'insist' he stay for dinner...

...as dinner...

Ken said...

...sorry folks'...couldn't resist...lol...he's cute and all,but i look at it another way...

HermitJim said...

Hey Ken...
I guess we'll have to just grin and "bear" it! Wonder how bear steaks taste on the grill?

One thing about it...there is a lot of meat there!

Hey, thanks for coming by, my brother!

Maitreya said...

Aww, he's cute!
You probably wouldn't need to run if you set up a good buffet for him.

I doubt his table manners would be that good with food on the table....

HermitJim said...

Hey Maitreya...
That's a good idea! Wonder who...I mean, what I could set up for a buffet?

You're probably right about the table manners after the food is put down! I don't even want to watch...

Thanks for coming by, lady!

Selous Scout said...

You entertain some interesting guests.

Lets see, hams, steaks, roasts... Lots bear there for the smokehouse!

HermitJim said...

Hey Scout...
Could definitely help to make it through the winter.

Better to have him hanging in the smokehouse, than eating from it!

Hey, thanks for the visit today!

Anonymous said...

Well, elbows on table - one demerit. Otherwise, one well behaved Yogi . . .

Anonymous said...

Well, with that outside I doubt you'll have much trouble with the MZB's :) Good looking bear, that.

HermitJim said...

Hey Anon 4:42...
Beats the hell out of a plain old guard dog, don't ya think?

Hey, thanks for the visit today!