“Dear Cooking For Dummies,
I have a hard time "swallowing" the fact that you are the expert here and I am the novice, especially when it comes to boiling eggs. True, I had to refer to a cook book when faced with such a small domestic task. No, I'm not too proud to admit that. Yes, I needed advice and I turned to you for help. But what did I get in return? A dozen un-peelable eggs with a side of humiliation and a second helping of regret. I can't get back the time and money I spent on trying to perfect your method. Who ever heard of placing eggs in cold water, bringing them to a boil, and then immediately removing them from the heat? Only crazy people have heard of that method. Maybe you should call yourself Cooking for Crazy People.
So, in closing, I would like to say that I may be a dummy, but I'm smart enough to know that I'll never refer to you for egg boiling advice again.
Suck it Cooking for Dummies.”
As a recipient of some of the aforementioned unpeelable boiled eggs, I too, feel that I was duped by Cooking for Dummies. Lesson: Don't put all of your eggs in one basket, especially if the eggs represent your optimism and the basket happens to be a Cooking for Dummies book.