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Had scanned the supermarket shelves,
My quest - a ready meal.
Found boxed-up deli noodles,
Which seemed to be ideal.
I pulled the little "open" tab,
Which bent a bit, I think.
Tugged harder. Contents scattered
To the worktop, floor and sink.
The instructions on the carton
Were in tiny print - and blue.
I went to get my glasses,
To read what I must do.
"Pour in boiling water
To the line inside the pot."
I peered into said vessel,
But find it? I could NOT.
At last, a faint indented ridge
Could be identified.
I took the just-boiled kettle,
And dutifully complied.
I stirred the mixed ingredients.
Two minutes...stirred some more...
I went to pick the post up,
Which had just come through the door.
The meal, a short while later,
By some miracle was tasty.
(Though the peas in it were somewhat hard,
So perhaps I'd been too hasty?)