My grandmother’s birthday is today. I had this genius idea to gift this Connecticut born and bred woman her favorite meal of Maine lobster, because she deserves lobster on her birthday, or whenever she wants it. So I found The Lobster Guy online and decided to send her fresh, live Maine lobsters. Done.
Have you ever sent live lobsters to anyone as a gift?
Well, before you do, I recommend checking with your lobster loving friend or loved one to consider how they feel about preparing the lobsters to the point where they are on the plate waiting for its pieces to be dipped into drawn butter.
The Lobster Guy’s website recommends alerting the recipient that a perishable package will be arriving on their delivery day. I discovered this is a great idea because when I sent my aunt this text message:
She responded with this text:
I thought she was thinking, “OMG what a great idea!” But what was really going on was this:
My seemingly perfect gift suddenly brought images of live Maine lobsters being released in the red dirt based ponds in Logan County, Okla.
“Be free, you poor lobsters,” my aunt and grandmother would shout as they felt the warmth of the Oklahoma June wind sweep across the grassy plains. Relieved, they’d glance at each other and one would suggest snipping the rubber bands from their claws with my grandmother’s good Gingher sewing scissors before they crawled very far. Those shiny chrome-finished scissors are only for fabric, but she’d allow them to be used in this instance as they were the only one’s to be found on short notice and such a worthy cause.
Before I let my visions get even more carried away, I phoned my grandmother to see if this live lobster delivery was going to be a deal. She immediately stated she nor my aunt were willing to perfectly steam live lobsters to their death and then eat them. The scene I describe above would have become a reality. You laugh.
I assured her I’d sort this out.
One phone call away, The Lobster Guy’s customer service handled my situation perfectly. There’s no need for any direct lobster murdering on the part of the lobster recipient. And I sent this text to my aunt:
Thankfully she replied:
Happy Birthday to my awesome grandmother!
Could you place live lobsters into a pot and steam them? What are some other unique gifts you send your family and friends? Please feel free to comment.
XO Kelly Jo