By Anita Ring – Pilot Butte, Sask.
We were invited to a neighbour’s home to meet some foreign relatives for the first time. Our hostess served a simple but tasty meal of baked ham accompanied with homemade mustard.
Her father, who had met the relatives before, dominated the conversation as he generously helped himself to the ham and sloshed on the homemade mustard.
Quite suddenly, with a full mouth, he began to gag, crackle, cough and sputter while turning an impossible shade of red.
When he could finally speak, he declared, “That mustard is strong enough to poison rats!”
During the rest of the meal he was relatively quiet.