“Sinkies” please stand up!

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Please note I said “sinkie”, not “sicky” contrary to what some of you may think.

For the uninformed, “sinkies” are those busy multitaskers who have a habit that some might consider reprehensible.  We dine (gasp) over the sink at least once a day.

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Enter Norm Hankoff who decided to elevate the practice to a more acceptable level.  He formed the International Association of People Who Dine over the Kitchen Sink.  No joke. There really is such an organization.  They even have their own cookbook entitled “The Official Sinkies Don’t Cook Book.”

Everyone knows the only way to eat a BLT is over the kitchen sink so the juice won’t get on your shirt.

Sinkies strive to reduce the clutter in their lives starting with their dining room table which is relegated to holidays.  In fact the day after Thanksgiving is considered National Sinkie Day.


Look at it this way – when you get your kitchen good and clean, you’ll go out of your way to keep it that way.  Sink eating is a viable alternative to eating out.  Besides, everyone knows calories don’t count if consumed standing up.

If you’re a closeted sinkie, come on out.  You’re in good company. Letter-turner Vanna White, Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa, former presidential candidate Elizabeth Dole, Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, and movie star Julia Roberts are outed sinkies.  Julia Child always said the sink is the only place to eat juicy peaches, mangoes and persimmons.

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