Remember the old adage: “Revenge is a dish best served cold.”
Actually, I’m not sure how old it is, since the first time I heard it was when Ricardo Montalban donning wig and plastic pectorals plotted his revenge on William Shatner’s middle-age spread.
The next line was: “And it’s very cold in space.”
I’m not sure what that was about, but I’m pretty sure Ricardo was mistaken.
Personally, I don’t care for the taste of revenge all that much, and having my revenge dessicated and a degree or two above absolute zero doesn’t sound all that appetizing.
Maybe things would have worked out better for Kahn if he’d just added a little cream, some vanilla flavoring and put the whole thing in an ice cream maker for an hour. It would have still been cold, but then the line would have been: “Revenge is a dish best served with sprinkles,”
which I guess is lacking, but the follow-up could have been: “And there are no sprinkles in space.”
I’m pretty sure about the ice cream though because I find revenge to have an unpleasant after taste and not too satisfying.
I think the cream and the sugar would mask that better.
In any event, I think revenge is an overrated dish. You have to get screwed over before you can get any. It’s tough to purchase as well. You go to the butcher counter at the grocery store and ask for revenge.
“How much you want?”
“I’m not sure. What’s the cost?”
“Well, if we go kill your sister, then you can go get back at us in a big way, but that’ll cost you. Why don’t you try a sample first?”
“We’ll send Henry out and he’ll scratch your car and you can get even with him by knifing his tires, Ok?”
They also say: “Revenge is sweet,” but I think they’re really talking about the artificial flavoring. Revenge is bitter, and has a strong unpleasant aftertaste, like a skunked Beck’s Beer. That’s what revenge tastes like.
Turning the other cheek, doesn’t taste any better, either, so what’s a person to do?
Personally, I think the best tasting way to deal with being wronged is to either head it off before it happens or retaliate instantaneously. Revenge, if you must have it, is best tasting when it’s hot wet and fresh.
A little fresh horseradish helps, too.