I’m a planner and I tend to keep the long term future in mind. I have a personal philosophy of “why spend now?” I am a fan of big fan of compound interest. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I’ve started thinking about my descendants. I don’t mean my kids or grandkids. I’m talking great grand kids. I hope that they appreciate that my wife and I are keeping them in mind by finally using a cast iron pan. They really should thank us. In a few generations from now, you’ll be able to cook eggs in and everything that comes from it will taste like butter. And in a few generations, butter might be considered so bad for you, it won’t exist. Those kids will be the talk of the town.
But I hope that, when it comes time to figure out where that pan came from, the bottom engraving has worn off. If not, I hope they just keep in mind that it was on sale at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and that is the only reason why we would ever buy something with Emeril’s name on it. Or maybe it’ll be hipster retro in the future. You can never tell what those kids will think of next.