The Simple Things

Earlier this week I met a friend for dinner. The place we tried is a slightly up-scale burger joint. At a place like this, you would expect a cooking staff that knows how to prepare a burger. You would expect chefs that know how to differentiate between medium rare, medium, medium well, and well done.

Yet, I find myself regularly disappointed and underwhelmed by places that "specialize in burgers". 

I LOVE burgers. I think love might be an understatement. I cook myself a burger at least once a week. I take pride in cooking great burgers at home.

You would think that for something relatively simple to cook that it wouldn't be difficult to master. And yet, I can't tell you how many burger joints I've been to that serve all their burgers well done, under-seasoned, and on soggy buns. If I want that, I can go pay a dollar at McDonalds.

I wonder what things in my life seem simple to others that I'm not executing well.