If you’ve seen the movie Ratatouille, you probably still remember the famous line – “anyone can cook”, uttered by Chef Gusteau. While this saying might be true to a certain extent, cooking in real life (depending on what you’re trying to make) is not as easy as it seems.
A woman from Pasir Puteh, Ipoh proved just how difficult cooking can be after she posted a photo of her attempt at making some pau (steamed buns).
Notice the various shades of black present on each pau? At first glance, you’d think that they were intentionally made in that colour like those ‘special buns’ they have at some burger joints but nope. They’re just burnt. Before stumbling across this I didn’t even know that a pau could be burnt (not like that at least).
She shared the photo onto ‘Masak Apa Tak Jadi Hari Ni’, a Facebook page that covers cooking fails where members can post their own kitchen fails or laugh at other entries in the comments section. JUICE curated some of our favourite fails from the page in the video below:
It seems she bit off more than she could chew after she took some of the comments way too personally, leading her to file a police report.
Judging by how she typed in all caps, it’s safe to say that she snapped. I mean she filed a police report because some random people trolled her burnt pau online – pretty sure that counts as snapping. Hell hath no fury like a woman’s scorn, but even in Hell the pau are probably more edible.
What bothers me is the fact that she voluntarily chose to post her photo onto the Facebook group, what else did she expect? Praise and cookies? No, that’s not how the internet works. Personally, I wouldn’t file a police report if I was in her shoes because I’d only get trolled even more by people online… which coincidentally is what happened after she filed the police report.
This should serve as a lesson of humility and common sense. If you’re aware that a Facebook group is known primarily for laughing at each other you better have some thick skin or at least a sense of humour before you decide to draw any attention to yourself.
Part of me sympathises with the woman because nobody likes to get insulted constantly, but on the other hand, she should’ve known what she was getting herself into. Filing a police report because people said mean things to your buns online is just being petty.
Check out ‘Masak Apa Tak Jadi Hari Ni’ on Facebook for all kinds of cooking fails!
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