Ladies: because Memorial Day is a national holiday that occurs during warm weather, you have to cede control of the meat to the most senior male in your household. This is because on national holidays, the menfolk work the grill. You will be in charge of the shopping, the salads, the drinks, the entertainment and all the cleaning.
The New Wolf in Chef’s Clothing, Robert H. Leob, Jr., 1950
Also from this book: My, Chef, What Big Teeth You Have!